Australian Darcy Lussick was one member of the Toronto Wolfpack to hit out at the Super League club after the prop claimed teammates were left without pay for months during the coronavirus pandemic.
Aussie Lussick, Gareth O'Brien and Gadwin Springer took to Twitter on Monday evening to shine a light on their plights.
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To make matters worse, the former Manly forward claimed he was about to be evicted from his home and wasn’t receiving ‘any help getting home to Australia’.
In a series of tweets, Lussick said: "3 months with no pay for the players, staff and families of the @TOwolfpack .. #mentalhealth @TheRFL @SuperLeague.”
"Technically stranded in UK. No visa so I can't work, no help getting home to Australia as promised. About to be evicted from my house. A lot of people have it a lot worse then [sic] me but this situation has gone too far now. @TheRFL.
"@TheRFL when are you going to step in and help the welfare of players who are contracted to your competition?"
Technically stranded in UK. No visa so I can’t work, no help getting home to Australia as promised. About to be evicted from my house. A lot of people have it a lot worse then me but this situation has gone too far now. @TheRFL— Darcy Lussick (@D_LUSSICK) August 10, 2020
The Wolfpack - Super League's only transatlantic club - last month cited "overwhelming financial challenges" for their decision to temporarily withdraw from the competition.
O'Brien and Springer posted: "Third month of no pay for the players, staff and families of @TorontoWolfpackOfficial @RugbyFootballLeague #Forgotten #Mentalhealth".
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Sonny Bill Williams and Ricky Leutel have found their way back to Australia from the Super League during the coronavirus pandemic.
The All Blacks legend touched down in Sydney a couple of weeks ago after signing a short-term deal with the Tri-Colours, but made the startling admission that he might not even get a game - such is the quality in depth at the Roosters' disposal.
“I think tonight just shows the depth the club has and for me I’m under no illusions,” Williams said.
“It’s not like I’m coming into a side that came 13th the year before. They’re coming off two back-to-back (premiership) wins.
“It’s a great club and I’m looking to help out wherever I can. The challenge for me as a 35-year old that was on holidays is to try and make the squad, try and make the team.
“That’s my main focus.”
Lussick returned to Australia at one point last year, but in the boxing ring when he stopped Queensland great Justin Hodges in the first round.