Brian Noble discusses Joe Westerman’s Toronto departure

Toronto’s Director of Rugby Brian Noble has lifted the lid on Joe Westerman’s departure from the Wolfpack.

The forward was released by the club last week, just several months after joining for a fee of £140,000.

Westerman re-signed for Hull FC a day later on a deal until the end of the season having made just six appearances for Toronto.

Noble stated that the club had a “difference of opinion” with the player, which resulted in both parties agreeing to part company.

“It’s sad that’s Joe left us,” he said.

“At the end of the day there are certain principals and policies we have and Joe had a difference of opinion in relation to that. It was decided on both sides of the fence that we moved on without any damage to either side.

“I wish Joe absolutely the best, I think he’s an England player, I think he’s a world class player, he has to make that decision to be that person.”

Meanwhile, transfer rumours over the weekend saw the club linked with Joe Greenwood. But Noble played down all the speculation surrounding the club.

“What I would say is that all the names at the minute are speculation, you do speak about players like that but there are another 120 people we’ve spoken about in the same light.”