Wolfpack look for help after turning down Russell trade deal

Toronto Wolfpack have contacted various Super League clubs as they hunt for short-term relief in the pack, while they have also turned down a player exchange deal for Matty Russell.

The Wolfpack’s well-publicised squad problems continued last week. Though they were able to secure a short-term deal for Tony Gigot, who will reportedly be unpaid during his four-week trial, Toronto did confirm that Jon Wilkin could be missing for up to a month.

Add to that Chase Stanley still waiting in Australia for a visa, and other injuries to players like James Cunningham, whose season could be over, and Darcy Lussick, and the Wolfpack have reached out to clubs asking if there are any out-of-favour middles available.

It remains to be seen whether they will be successful in adding to their squad: or whether they will be able to create the necessary cap space to bring a new recruit in.

League Express has learned that Matty Russell was the subject of interest from another club, which could have seen several players head the other way.

League Express revealed last week how the Wolfpack had received an offer for a player, which meant as many as four players heading in the other direction to potentially improve their squad depth.

However, Toronto rejected that offer, with Russell now set to remain at the club.