Mullally leaves Rhinos to join Toronto Wolfpack
Anthony Mullally powers through the Broncos defence for Leeds during the Super 8 Qualifier between London Broncos and Leeds Rhinos at Ealing Trailfinders Stadium, Ealing, on Sun Aug 19, 2018
Leeds Rhinos and Ireland forward Anthony Mullally, 27, has made a permanent move from Emerald Headingley to join former Rhinos Head Coach Brian McDermott at Toronto Wolfpack on a two-year deal.
A Grand Final winner with the Rhinos, Mullally ends a three-season stint with the Super League outfit to join the Canadians with immediate effect.
Toronto Wolfpack Director of Rugby Brian Noble, MBE, commented:
“Anthony has well over 100 Super League games including a Grand Final victory under his belt, and we believe he still has his best years in front of him.
“The Canadian fans will like what Anthony brings to our team, he is an extremely powerful athlete who makes a lot of hard metres for the team.
“I know from speaking to Anthony that he has a great desire to continue his success at the highest level with the Wolfpack, and he will be an exceptional addition to our squad.”
The addition of Mullally adds over 100 Super League appearances and World Cup international experience with Ireland to Toronto’s strong pack of forwards, with yet more depth and big game experience now at McDermott’s disposal.
Mullally will link up with his new teammates as early as this week and will no doubt have a big part to play in the Wolfpack’s push for promotion in another long and tough Championship campaign, which will inevitably test the club’s quality and depth. Mullally added:
“What attracted me to the Wolfpack was the chance to be part of such a new concept in Rugby League and whilst coming to start to enjoy my rugby again the opportunity of playing in Canada is also compelling.
“My initial hopes are to cement a place in the team and start to play my best rugby, but then hope to play a part in getting the club to Super League and becoming a strong Super League team.”
As one of the few vegan rugby league players, Mullally carries the nickname ‘The Vegan Warrior’, with his long flowing locks and energetic playing style likely to make him a crowd favourite with Wolfpack fans at Lamport Stadium.