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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

American Trialist Makes Toronto Wolfpack


After a long trial period the Toronto Wolfpack have narrowed 18 trialists to three who will be given contracts. American Joe Eichner is among the three that made the cut. Eichner, has played for the Jacksonville Axemen in the USARL as well as for the U.S. national team, joins Jamaican Nathan Campbell and Canadian Quinn Ngawati. Casey Clark, Monte Gaddis, Corey Knox, Terrance Williams, Matt Walsh, Sterling Wynn, David Coleman, Andrew Zulauga, Eagles 7s pool play Ty Elkins, and capped Eagles 7s player Marcus Satavu all tried out for the team on their long stay in England. Cuts were made after the Wolfpack's first pre-season scrimmage over the weekend.

The Wolfpack will be mostly made up of English or Southern Hemisphere players. That makes sense given the depth in those areas but having these three will ensure North American representation. Quinn Ngawati, who was profiled by Patrick Johnston of The Province, is a good young Canadian player. The Wolfpack's season bears watching given how their split season between England and North America could be an example for union teams. 

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