Toronto name finalists in contract pursuit

Toronto have revealed the identity of 18 hopefuls looking to secure a professional contract with the club. that will make the upcoming trip to the UK for one last go – deciding who has what it takes to play professional rugby at the most elite level.

The Wolfpack held trials across the continent in five different locations – Toronto, Philadelphia, Tampa, Kingston and Vancouver, in the hope of finding new talent.

The players selected from the Last Tackle tryout tour include:

Name Age Hometown

Monte Gaddis 24 Cleveland, Ohio

Casey Clark 26 Missoula, Mont.

Corey Knox 27 Buffalo, N.Y.

Emil Boggren 21 Toronto, Ont.

Tyronie Rowe 28 Kingston, Jamaica

Joe Eichner 25 Geneva, Fla.

Terrance Williams 23 Atlanta

Nathan Campbell 26 St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Quinn Ngawati 17 Vancouver Island, B.C.

Matt Walsh 30 Sydney, Australia/White Plains, NY

Chad Bain 24 Belleville, Ont.

Antonio Baker 29 Kingston, Jamaica

Sterling Wynn 22 Sanford, Fla.

Marcus Satavu 28 Sigatoka, Fiji/Sunnyvale, Calif.

Andrew Zulauga 23 Tampa, Fla.

Ty Elkins 32 Newberry, S.C.

David Coleman 25 Columbus, Ohio

Kenneth Walker 27 Kingston, Jamaica

Adam Fogerty said: “America is ripe with talent, and the turnout for Last Tackle’s tryout process didn’t disappoint us. We feel we came away with 18 blue chip athletes, many of whom portrayed the tour’s title – Last Tackle – in the most literal sense. This is their last shot at making a professional sports team. The tryout process was thrilling for us to watch, highly aggressive and almost vicious at times, which lends itself well to the rugged nature of rugby league play.

“Everyone at the Toronto Wolfpack organisation applauds the effort from all the “Last Tackle” tryout tour recruits. We’ve got one more date scheduled, and it’s a big one, to decide which athletes have what it takes to play professional rugby.”