Manu Tuilagi could make stunning switch to Super League with Toronto Wolfpack scouting England star


TORONTO Wolfpack are keeping a ‘watching brief’ over whether to try and lure Manu Tuilagi to Super League.

The England Rugby Union star is being released from Leicester Tigers after failing to agree a pay cut.

The Canadian side has tried before to land the RU man.

And they may go back in for the 29-year-old, especially if he can agree a cut-price contract as he could claim cash from Leicester as his deal runs until next summer.

Then they may be able to boost his wages if current marquee player Sonny Bill Williams retires after his two-year deal ends.

Toronto would also be able to have Tuilagi not counting on their cap at all for a year because of the New Talent Pool Dispensation rule.

That means any player who has not previously played rugby league is cap free for the first 12 months and only half their wage counts in the second year.

Samoa-born Tuilagi’s brother Fereti played the 13-a-side code for Halifax and St Helens.

And sources have told SunSport Toronto will examine whether they can go back in for him.

Union offers in Japan and America’s Major League Rugby are also likely to come in.


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