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Toronto Wolfpack

Started by hrundi99, November 22, 2016, 06:37:34 PM

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hrundi99

Toronto Wolfpack have signalled their intention to make their mark on English rugby league with the signing of former New Zealand international Fuifui Moimoi.

The 37-year-old prop spent 11 seasons with the Parramatta Eels in Australia's National Rugby League before moving to England to play for the Leigh Centurions under Paul Rowley, who is now coach of the fledgling Wolfpack.

The Toronto team is set to open play in March in the Kingstone Press 1, the third tier of English rugby league. The goal is to win promotion and ultimately make it to the elite Super League.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/toronto-wolfpack-sign-tongan-international-rugby-star-fuifui-moimoi-1.3168794

As an Aussie Leafs fan who's first sporting love is still rugby league, this is exciting news.


Arn

I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Arn

And they won their first ever game!
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

hockeyfan1


hockeyfan1

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The Toronto Wolfpack won their  Kingstone  Press League 1 title.  They finished the season with a 20-1-1 record and thus have the distinction of being called the first trans-Atlantic sports organization.  Not bad for a first year team.

Next year (2018),  the Wolfpack have their sights set on  advancing in the hopes of challenging & winning another trophy -- the Kingstone Press Championship.

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hockeyfan1

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The Wolfpack, now in League 2, are in the Semi-Final against a French team (Toulouse).  Should they win it all, they'll be promoted to Super League.

Rugby fans, you can read all about the Wolfpack's 'unexpected' success here:

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hockeyfan1

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They did it!

The "worlds first transatlantic team", the Toronto Wolfpack earned their promotion into the Super League by defeating the Featherstone Rovers this afternoon at Lamport Stadium.  The crowd of 9,000+ was the largest ever to attend a Rugby Championship game in T.O.

Next year, the Wolfpack are determined to win it all and be crowned Super League Champions.  Looks like they're well on their way...

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Story:
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/rugby/toronto-wolfpack-win-million-pound-game-to-secure-a-berth-in-the-super-league-1.5310662

seahawk

They have been shafted big time by the Super League. Started with 23 players because of salary cap issues. That's 2 short of a normal roster. No piece of the TV deal, and no access to government relief.

https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-wolfpack-miss-out-on-british-government-emergency-loan-to-prop-up-rugby-league-1.1471699?fbclid=IwAR3IWhOVM6W9t1kaoq9zZi5v-jHmRtBojqrxGIDFGCQU3zcMQotiJJf4GBw

Deebo

Quote from: seahawk on June 06, 2020, 09:52:33 PM
They have been shafted big time by the Super League. Started with 23 players because of salary cap issues. That's 2 short of a normal roster. No piece of the TV deal, and no access to government relief.

https://www.tsn.ca/toronto-wolfpack-miss-out-on-british-government-emergency-loan-to-prop-up-rugby-league-1.1471699?fbclid=IwAR3IWhOVM6W9t1kaoq9zZi5v-jHmRtBojqrxGIDFGCQU3zcMQotiJJf4GBw

Bob Hunter, the Chairman and CEO, was on Sportnet's sports on pause podcast. He talked about some of this. He said the wolfpack always run at a loss and the owner is ok with that. They are about minimizing the loss.

It was a pretty intersting listen, I knew next to nothing about the WolfPack before this afternoon.