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EXCLUSIVE: Leigh close in on Toronto star

Another Toronto player looks to be heading elsewhere in 2021. Leigh Centurions are looking to secure the signing of Toronto Wolfpack utility Blake Wallace. Forty20 News understands Leigh are keen to sign up Wallace for …

Another Toronto player looks to be heading elsewhere in 2021.

Leigh Centurions are looking to secure the signing of Toronto Wolfpack utility Blake Wallace.

Forty20 News understands Leigh are keen to sign up Wallace for the 2021 season.

The Australian is on the hunt for a new club following Toronto’s withdrawal from the current Super League season, with the Canadian venture’s future still in limbo.

Many of the Wolfpack players have already secured deals elsewhere, with Sonny Bill Williams and Ricky Leutele returning to the NRL, Liam Kay and Tony Gigot joining Wakefield, Gareth O’Brien heading to Castleford and Bodene Thompson signing for Leeds.

And the Centurions are believed to be after another playmaker, with Martyn Ridyard off-contract at the end of this year and Ben Reynolds having agreed to join Toulouse next year.

Wallace is able to cover a number of positions including scrum-half, stand-off and fullback.

The 28-year-old played for the Central Queensland Capras and the Illawarra Cutters before joining Toronto in 2017.

He helped Toronto get promoted into the Championship in 2018 and into Super League this year.

Originally from Wollongong, in New South Wales, Wallace has scored 48 tries in 57 appearances for the Canadian club.

This year he managed seven appearances, two coming off the bench, for the Wolfpack before the Covid-enforced break.

Last month the utility told the Rugby League Guru podcast that his playing future was up in the air.

“I know for me personally my contract is on the basis that I’m in Super League so if we kicked from Super League basically that means my contract for next year is up,” he said.

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