Hull KR head of rugby Jamie Peacock has revealed he nearly joined incoming League One side Toronto.
The Canadian club's entry into British rugby league for 2017 is expected to be announced on Wednesday.
Peacock, 38, retired from playing at the end of last season after winning the treble with Leeds Rhinos.
"I nearly signed for them for this season and was going to play part-time for them, but it didn't quite work out," he told the Super League Show.
Former England captain Peacock is one of the most decorated players in the game's history, having won nine Grand Finals and four Challenge Cups.
The former Bradford prop is enthusiastic about Toronto's prospective entry into League One, the third tier of the professional game.
"I met the guys involved and I could see their passion for it and I could see they had the determination to do it," he added.
"Sometimes in life you need people who are going to get things done no matter what.
"I think it's a fantastic idea. It's great to spread the game."