Halifax land Toronto star Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e

Drew Darbyshire

Halifax have signed full-back Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e following his release from Toronto.

The 33-year-old was released by Toronto Wolfpack earlier today with immediate effect, ending an 18-month spell with the Canadian club.

Laulu-Togaga’e was a fan favourite at the Lamport Stadium, scoring 22 tries in 31 appearances.

But Championship top four rivals Halifax have secured the services of the former Samoa international until the end of the season.

Fax head coach, Richard Marshall, said: “Quentin will further strengthen and complement our squad and add depth in the backs.

“We have also signed him with a view to mentoring our younger players in the squad using his extensive experience.

“His past try scoring record is impressive and I am sure he will take the opportunity to add to this in a Halifax shirt.”

Toronto boss, Paul Rowley, said: “It was a difficult decision because I’ve always had a great relationship with Q.

“The bond I and the rest of the players have with him is hugely positive and respectful and he was one of the first players that bought into the idea of our Toronto Wolfpack touring party.

“He has been an outstanding leader for us both on and off the field and he was a really big part of helping us make the transition in Canada.

“He’s a fun character and a very popular member of the group and we wish him the very best of luck for the future.”