Cornwall have announced forward Anthony Mullally as their first signing for the 2022 season.
He is the first signing for new Head Coach Neil Kelly, who was confirmed by the club on Tuesday.
Mullally has been most recently playing in France with AS Carcassonne, after the demise of Toronto Wolfpack in 2020. He has also had permanent spells at Widnes, Huddersfield, Wakefield and Leeds.
With the Rhinos, he was part of the side that won the 2017 Super League Grand Final.
He is also an Ireland international. He played for them in the 2013 and 2017 World Cups.
Speaking to the club website, Mullally said:“I was playing in Super League for Toronto and then Covid happened. Lads decided to go on loan to other teams and decided to buy a van and come down to Cornwall because I love surfing.
“Instead of going back up north I went to France to play for a season because I wanted something different again. After that season, I came back to Cornwall to live in my van, but I then got an apartment.
“I had offers from up north from different teams, but I decided to stay here and it was a little bit of a leap of faith.
“I have a lot in the pipeline for next year, but I have a lot of free time so the Cornwall RLFC opportunity just fits perfectly, and I can invest in both things.”
Kelly grateful for Mullally experience
New Head Coach Kelly added: “If Anthony Mullally walked out on to a Super League training field, he would gain instant success and respect.
“There is every reason to believe that he would get that respect in bucketloads from any Cornwall squad.
“It is great to have him on board and it will be invaluable from my point of view to have an ambassador on the field and he knows the game inside out. He is an amazing player to have on our playing staff for Cornwall’s first season.”
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