Brierley set to join London Skolars

Toronto half-back Ryan Brierley could be loaned to League 1 outfit London Skolars after failing to agree a deal with another club.

The 26-year-old is out of favour at the Wolfpack and despite interest from numerous teams, he could be forced to drop down to League 1 to get first team rugby.

Toronto owner David Argyle bought a sizeable minority stake in the London Skolars at the end of last year and Brierley will most likely be loaned to the capital club for free.

Argyle has made it clear he wants London to have a more prominent role in the sport and is hoping the Skolars can gain promotion to the Championship this season.

Brierley, who made his name at Leigh, signed for Toronto in April 2017 after the Canadian club agreed an undisclosed transfer fee with Huddersfield Giants.

He has recently been linked with Featherstone and it was reported last week that the Wolfpack gave the Scottish international permission to speak with Super League leaders Salford.

However, the Red Devils lack the financial power to secure his signature and although they have not yet given up on the signing, they are reluctant to pay top dollar.

It’s believed Toronto are still confident of offloading Brierley and the terms of the potential loan to the Skolars will be set by the Championship club.

League 1 kicks off this weekend however London Skolars first game isn’t until next week, when they travel to West Wales Raiders, giving them time to bring in Brierley before their opening match.

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