Cronulla star Ricky Leutele set to join Toronto in 2019

Drew Darbyshire

Cronulla centre Ricky Leutele will join Toronto on a two-year deal ahead of next season, according to Australian reports.

The reports suggest that the 28-year-old will see out the remainder of the 2018 season with the Sharks.

Australian journalist Josh Massoud claims Leutele has agreed to a £1million contract with the Wolfpack.

Leutele was part of Cronulla’s NRL premiership-winning side in 2016 and has been at the Sharks ever since making his NRL debut in 2010.

He has scored 28 tries in 113 NRL appearances for Cronulla and has earned six caps for Samoa, most recently representing Toa Samoa at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Leutele would become the Wolfpack’s second marquee player, behind the recently recruited Darcy Lussick.

Toronto are the favourites to gain promotion to Super League this season. They sit at the top of the Championship table, having only lost one game.