(Toronto, ON) – The Toronto Wolfpack announce they have signed Canadian international prop Chad Bain. Chad participated in the open trials held by the Wolfpack across North America this past summer. Bain has represented his country on multiple occasions including the 2017 World Cup Qualifiers in Florida.
Having impressed the coaching staff at the tryouts, Chad was invited to join the club in the UK this past December, as part of the 18 finalists selected from the tryouts to train with the club and show if they had what it takes to join the Wolfpack in 2017.
At the culmination of the UK training session, the trialists played a hard fought match against the Brighouse Rangers ARLFC, where Bain was proclaimed the man of the match for his leadership of the newcomers and helping push the trialists to a 28 to 26 victory.
Bain who hails from Belleville, Ontario, Canada, brings Rugby League experience alongside his impressive size, speed, and strength to the team. He has previously played with the Brantford Broncos in Canada in 2014 and 2015. Chad has also played Rugby League for Bradford Dudley Hill RLFC in the UK in 2015 and Rugby Union for Bradford Salem RFC in 2015-2016.
“I’m really pleased to welcome Chad to the team. He worked really hard to prove to us that he has what it takes to contribute to the squad, and it’s even better that he is a native of Ontario. Chad is the first Ontario domestic player to be signed by the Wolfpack, and is a perfect example of the growth of Rugby League in this province. We are eager to grow the sport in our region, and it’s players like Chad who are helping us lead the way” stated Eric Perez, CEO of the Toronto Wolfpack.
“I’m so thrilled that Chad is continuing his rugby career with the Wolfpack, he is joining an elite programme with elite players and thoroughly deserves his place at the top table. Throughout the trials he has excelled at overcoming obstacles put in his way, and like his playing style he has smashed them out of the way! Well done Chad! Now the hard work begins.” Said Brian Noble, Director of Rugby at the Toronto Wolfpack.