Former St Helens and Warrington Wolves star on the hunt for a new club

The merry-go-round of players goes on and on and a former Super League star is now on the hunt for a new club after being released at the end of his contract today.

The player in question is former Super League Grand Finalist Gary Wheeler.

A versatile player capable of playing in the halves or at centre, Wheeler started his career at St Helens debuting in 2008 in their Challenge Cup meeting against London Skolars.

As Saints played in a number of finals, Wheeler finally got his chance in a big game coming off the bench against Leeds Rhinos in the 2011 Grand Final.

He helped Saints take a 16-8 lead with the Saints 8-2 down when he entered the field.

However, the Saints would go on to lose the game and that would prove to be his last chance at Grand Final glory.

After 64 appearances with the Saints, he left for Warrington Wolves in 2015 on a two-year deal however injuries and the like would see him struggle for game time and he would eventually join the Toronto Wolfpack in 2017.

He helped the Wolfpack secure a place in Super League by 2020 but the pandemic ended his return to Super League prematurely.

This resulted in a move to Barrow Raiders in 2021 where he has spent the last two years helping the Raiders gain promotion to the Championship from League 1 in 2021.

He’s been joined by another former Super League star in the shape of Hakim Miloudi at centre formerly of Hull FC as well as star winger Tee Ritson in a star-studded team that pushed up the league.

However, at the expiry of his 18 month deal, he has been allowed to leave and will likely be on the hunt for a new club unless the England Knights choses to retire.

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