List of free agents following Toronto Wolfpack & Ottawa Aces withdrawal

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List of free agents following Toronto Wolfpack & Ottawa Aces withdrawal

Post by josie andrews » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:52 pm

The demise of Toronto Wolfpack and deferral of Ottawa Aces has had a significant impact on the landscape of the 2021 season.

The Wolfpack’s expulsion has had obvious ramifications while it also means a current Championship club will play in Super League next season. As such, a League 1 club is likely to be promoted to Championship to replace the successful applicant.

But beyond that, the non-participation of the two Canadian impacts has left numerous players without a club and on the lookout for new employment.

A great deal of sympathy needs to go the way of the players, who are the innocent victims in all of this.

For some, they have given up jobs to take up full-time jobs while for others, they were earning their first full-time deals.

They are now searching for contracts at a time when most clubs have done the majority of their recruitment.

From a Toronto perspective, some of their players have already secured deals, though many are still unattached.

There’s a great deal of talent available, and here’s a list of who is available.

Toronto Wolfpack
Sonny Bill Williams
Chase Stanley
Josh McCrone
Ricky Leutele
Darcy Lussick
Tom Olbison
Andrew Dixon
Adam Sidlow
Ryan Hall
Stevie Ward
Ben Flower
Paul Brearley

Ottawa Aces
Louis Jouffret
Tom Gilmore
Matty Fozard
Ted Chapelhow
Jay Chapelhow
Sam Wilde
Pat Moran
Gavin Marguerite
Dec O’Donnell
Sam Luckley
Olly Ashall-Bott
Jack Johnson
Clement Boyer
Calvin Wellington
Guy Armitage
Jake Moore
Adam Lawton

https://www.totalrl.com/list-of-free-ag ... thdrawals/
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Re: List of free agents following Toronto Wolfpack & Ottawa Aces withdrawal

Post by medlocke » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:26 pm

Can't say there's anyone on there that I'd take

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Re: List of free agents following Toronto Wolfpack & Ottawa Aces withdrawal

Post by CheshireWarrior » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:44 pm

If it didn't impact the salary cap significantly, I might tempted to take a punt on either Ricky Leutele or Ryan Hall as cover for injuries or to replace the likes of Chris Hankinson who evidently have no future with us and if Joe Burgess trots off to Salford.

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Re: List of free agents following Toronto Wolfpack & Ottawa Aces withdrawal

Post by Lazy J » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:54 pm

As someone else said, those players should be exempt from the salary cap for the duration of their original contracts, they are very unlikely to get a deal now, most clubs have finalised their squads for next year, well except Leigh who are reverting to type And signing loads of players
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Re: List of free agents following Toronto Wolfpack & Ottawa Aces withdrawal

Post by josie andrews » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:54 pm

I’d re-sign Ben Flower! All the others apart from Stevie Ward are over 30, & I don’t know much about them except Hall. I know Ben has just turned 33, but we know him, he’s playing well & I like him 😊

Not bothered about the Ottawa players
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Re: List of free agents following Toronto Wolfpack & Ottawa Aces withdrawal

Post by Charriots Offiah » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:36 pm

Darcy Lussik for Clubby?

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Re: List of free agents following Toronto Wolfpack & Ottawa Aces withdrawal

Post by nathan_rugby » Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:15 am

CheshireWarrior wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:44 pm
If it didn't impact the salary cap significantly, I might tempted to take a punt on either Ricky Leutele or Ryan Hall as cover for injuries or to replace the likes of Chris Hankinson who evidently have no future with us and if Joe Burgess trots off to Salford.
I think Ricky was on marquee money.
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Re: List of free agents following Toronto Wolfpack & Ottawa Aces withdrawal

Post by Charriots Offiah » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:31 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:15 am
CheshireWarrior wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:44 pm
If it didn't impact the salary cap significantly, I might tempted to take a punt on either Ricky Leutele or Ryan Hall as cover for injuries or to replace the likes of Chris Hankinson who evidently have no future with us and if Joe Burgess trots off to Salford.
I think Ricky was on marquee money.
Ricky was the highest paid centre in the game.

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