Widnes centre joins the Wolfpack

Super League relegation

Tom Armstrong will leave Widnes at the end of this season to link up with his old coach Paul Rowley at Toronto Wolfpack.

The 27-year-old centre joined the Vikings prior to this season after leaving Leigh Centurions, where he played for three seasons under Rowley.

He has made only 11 appearances at the Select Security Stadium and is likely to drop back down to the Championship should Toronto secure promotion.

Speaking on the move, Armstrong said: “I’ve really valued and enjoyed my time at Widnes Vikings. I came here looking to prove myself in the Super League and I’m pleased that I’ve been able to show that I can mix at this level. Unfortunately, I’ve had a difficult time with injuries and have been unable to establish myself in the way that that I hoped. It now feels like the right time to explore new opportunities.

“I’m excited by the opportunity to move to Toronto Wolfpack. I am looking forward to working under Paul Rowley again and to be playing alongside former teammates from my time at Leigh Centurions. This represents a new challenge and the opportunity to enjoy a new experience.

“I’d like to thank all my teammates and everyone at Widnes Vikings. I’ll be continuing to give 110% to support this year’s campaign and wish the Club well for the seasons ahead.”