Anthony Mullally joins Toronto Wolfpack from Leeds

Championship side Toronto have signed forward Anthony Mullally from Leeds on a two-year deal.

Mullally, 27, has been with the Rhinos for three years having previously played for Widnes, Huddersfield and Wakefield in Super League.

He won a Grand Final winners ring in 2017 under current Wolfpack coach Brian McDermott, and makes the switch with immediate effect.

Director of Rugby, Brian Noble, said: “Anthony has well over 100 Super League games including a Grand Final victory under his belt, and we believe he still has his best years in front of him.

“The Canadian fans will like what Anthony brings to our team, he is an extremely powerful athlete who makes a lot of hard metres for the team.

“I know from speaking to Anthony that he has a great desire to continue his success at the highest level with the Wolfpack, and he will be an exceptional addition to our squad.”

Mullally, who came through the ranks at Widnes and spent a year with Brisbane Broncos’ youth set-up, has also played for Ireland at two World Cups.

He said: “What attracted me to the Wolfpack was the chance to be part of such a new concept in Rugby League and whilst coming to start to enjoy my rugby again the opportunity of playing in Canada is also compelling.

“My initial hopes are to cement a place in the team and start to play my best rugby, but then hope to play a part in getting the club to Super League and becoming a strong Super League team.”