Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed they have entered a dual-registration partnership with Rochdale Hornets for 2020.
The agreement means players will be registered with both clubs, allowing Wolfpack players to keep match fit when not selected, as well as providing an opportunity for Hornets players to make the step up to Super League should they be required.
The deal will be a welcome one for Toronto, who’s recruitment issues have been well publicised in recent weeks.
Their roster currently stands at just 22 players, with Greg Worthington also on loan at Featherstone, however they now have the option to call on Rochdale players.
The two clubs will also share a training facility, in the shape of Manchester’s Hopwood Hall College, as well as backroom elements such as coaching and sports science.
“Whilst we have a small squad this gives us the opportunity to keep our players match fit through our partnership with Rochdale,” Wolfpack head coach Brian McDermott said. “There is much more to the relationship than this with our sharing of our facilities at Hopwood Hall College and the exciting potential future player development pathways across both Clubs.”
Rochdale head coach Matt Calland added: “The chance to link up with Toronto is just an offer we can’t refuse. We have already trained with them twice, which is great for my team.”