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Toronto Wolfpack still owe players money after six months of unpaid wages

The Toronto Wolfpack still owe their old players money, according to Rugby League Live.

It’s been over a year since the likes of Ricky Leutele and Josh McCrone have been paid, with six months of unpaid wages still to be given to former Wolfpack stars.

Broken promises continue to plague the Toronto club, with players being told they would be paid, only for the money to never appear.

And, coupled with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this has meant borrowing from their loved ones in a bid just to keep afloat.

Players, the GMB and David Argyle – the former Toronto owner who is the one being chased for the money – have been locked in talks ever since the issue began midway through the club’s maiden Super League season.

Settlement agreements had even been signed a few months ago, confirming that April 30th would be the last date the players would receive the money – again that was not forthcoming.

The RFL would be able to force Argyle to pay up through a personal guarantee, but that avenue has not yet been taken – much to the chagrin of the GMB who requested such a move two months ago.

When contacted by Rugby League Live, a spokesperson for Argyle said: “Despite the harsh treatment David has received from the game, he remains committed to meeting his obligations and continues to communicate regularly on these matters with relevant parties.

“Resolution of these matters are not entirely in David’s hands, but he is not taking the easy route out of this and is working night and day to resolve as soon as possible.”

Let’s hope, for those players’ sakes, that a resolution will soon be found.

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