Huddersfield half-back Ryan Brierley has moved to Toronto Wolfpack for an undisclosed fee.
Brierley, 25, links up with former Leigh coach Paul Rowley having spent barely a year in Super League with the Giants, who he joined last March on a four and a half year deal.
The move, as revealed in Love Rugby League’s Off the Record column several weeks ago, comes ahead of Toronto’s first competitive match against Super League opposition on Sunday, when they face Salford in the Challenge Cup.
They are yet to taste defeat after a comprehensive start to their League 1 campaign, and also a cup run which has seen them defeat Championship side London Broncos.
A Huddersfield club statement revealed the departure of Brierley.
It read: “Huddersfield Giants have agreed an undisclosed transfer fee for the registration of Ryan Brierley with the Canadian Toronto Wolfpack club. The player will move with immediate effect and is expected to debut in the weekends Challenge Cup action should all papers clear in time with the RFL.”
Under Rowley, Brierley was Leigh’s top try scorer for four consecutive seasons and scored 133 tries in 125 appearances for the club.
He joins a strong former Leigh continent at Toronto, which also includes Ireland international hooker Bob Beswick and former St Helens back-rower Andrew Dixon.