Toronto star denied UK entry by border control

Drew Darbyshire

Toronto expect forward Darcy Lussick to return to the club shortly after he was refused entry to England by the UK Border Agency.

The Australian prop had been on a city break in Europe after the Wolfpack had a weekend off due to the Challenge Cup quarter-finals taking place.

Toronto expect Lussick to be available for the team’s next trip to Canada to face Dewsbury on Saturday, June 15.

Wolfpack owner David Argyle commented: “Managing immigration and work permits are just part of our journey as the world’s first transatlantic professional sports team.

“We are committed to bringing top players from all corners of the globe to Toronto to achieve our goal of growing the game of rugby in North America, and establishing Toronto as a global centre for rugby excellence.

“The welfare of our players and coaches is always our top priority and we are going to continue working to make sure that the immigration process becomes easier moving forwards.

“We are obviously frustrated by the decision to deny UK entry to Darcy, having followed protocol which have been in place between our governing body (RFL) and the Home Office.

“All protocols will be thoroughly reviewed, and we will ensure that the UK Border Control remain informed of any changes.”

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