Toronto Wolfpack have continued their recruitment campaign, announcing the signings of Rhys Jack and Blake Wallace.
Canadian international captain Rhys Jacks joins from the Sheffield Eagles while halfback Blake Wallace arrives from the Illawarra Cutters.
Jacks began his Rugby League journey as a junior at Eastern Suburbs Tigers in Brisbane. He played for Easts Tigers and Ipswich Jets in the Queensland Cup before moving to South Logan Magpies in 2013.
Toronto head coach Paul Rowley said: “It is really pleasing to welcome Canadian international Rhys Jacks to the team. He has a very good skill set, that enables him to be equally comfortable in the halves or hooker.
“Rhys was important to us not only for his talent, but for the passion and pride in his Canadian roots.”
Jacks said: “The opportunity to be a part of Canada’s first professional team is very exciting. I look forward to working with both the coaching staff and new teammates and I know it will drive me to continue developing as a player.”
Wallace has played for the Central Queensland Capras and currently is with the Illawarra Cutters in the New South Wales cup.
Rowley said: “Blake has been performing consistently well for Illawarra cutters and pushing hard for a place in the NRL with St George Dragons. He is a fantastic athlete and brave competitor who can be destructive in several different positions.
“I am very excited to welcome Blake to what will be a young team aiming to entertain, work hard and enjoy the opportunity offered.”
Wallace said: “I’m really excited for the opportunity ahead, I can’t wait to move over and learn from the coaching staff as well as the different lifestyles in both countries.
“I’m grateful to be given this chance and can’t wait to represent Toronto and play for the Wolfpack and be apart this journey.”