As the Toronto Wolfpack prepare for life in the Kingtone Press Championship it has been confirmed that five members of the League 1 title winning squad have departed the club.
Steve Crossley, Tom Dempsey, Shaun Pick, Rhys Jacks and Sean Penkywicz will not be included in the 2018 squad.
Toronto Wolfpack Head Coach Paul Rowley commented: “All five departing players have made a massive contribution to the Wolfpack family both on and off the field. They have made history and all hold a heritage number that they should be forever proud of.
“This is the downside to coaching and the cruel reality of sport is that inevitably players move on during the close season. In remaining honest in my appraisal, and truthful to the facts that are presented, it allows all concerned to cope and move on in a positive manner.”
Of the players leaving, Sean Penkywicz has retired having starred in more than 200 professional games for the Wolfpack, Huddersfield, Halifax, Leigh and Wales.