Torrance-Read, 27, will arrive at the club from New Zealand side Manawatu Turbos, where the forward has been plying his trade in the National Provincial Championship.
The six-foot-five, 250-pound lock is currently in his third season with Manawatu, featuring in 25 NPC matches (22 starts) for the Turbos since 2020.
Prior to joining the Palmerston North-based side, Torrance-Read spent five seasons with Taranaki, developing in the Bulls’ system. He also had a brief spell at Australian side Eastern Suburbs in 2020, though his time in Shute Shield was ultimately cut short due to the pandemic.
Since joining the Turbos, the product of Gisborne, New Zealand has rounded out his rugby schedule with Massey University (Varsity) on the Manawatu Rugby club circuit.
Off the pitch, Torrance-Read keeps busy as a certified builder (a contractor, in Canadian parlance).
Updated: Sept. 8, 2022
|Hometown||Gisborne, New Zealand|
|Grassroots Club||Massey University|