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Visa issues finally resolved, Chase Stanley rejoins the Wolfpack in England


TORONTO — New Zealand international Chase Stanley is back with the Toronto Wolfpack after missing the first five games of the season due to visa issues.

The Australian-born back, who had been back home waiting for his paperwork to go through, rejoined the Wolfpack after arriving in England on Monday.

The transatlantic rugby league team has lost all five of its matches to date in the top-tier Super League.

Toronto started its debut season in Super League with a thin 23-man roster due to salary cap issues. Coupled with a string of injuries, Stanley's absence was one more thing the transatlantic rugby league team had to deal with.

The 30-year-old Stanley scored 13 tries in 17 appearances for the Wolfpack in 2019, his second season with the club. Previously he played in Australia's NRL for St. George Illawarra, Melbourne Storm and Canterbury Bulldogs.

Toronto plays at Leeds Rhinos (3-1-0) on Thursday.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 2, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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