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A look at the Toronto Wolfpack ahead of debut season in Super League

A look at the Toronto Wolfpack, as the transatlantic rugby league team opens play in the top-tier Super League:

SEASON OPENER: Sunday vs. Castleford Tigers at Leeds, England.

HOME OPENER: April 18 against Hull FC at Lamport Stadium.

COACH: Brian McDermott.

IN: Sonny Bill Williams (All Blacks), Brad Singleton (Leeds Rhinos), James Cunningham (London Broncos).

OUT: Ashton Sims (retired), Bob Beswick (Newcastle), Nick Rawsthorne and Ryan Brierley (Hull Kingston Rovers), Greg Worthington (Featherstone Rovers, on loan).

LAST SEASON: Toronto won the second-tier Championship with a 26-1-0 record. Then beat Toulouse Olympique and Featherstone Rovers in promotion playoffs.

STREAK: The Wolfpack have won 23 straight. Last loss was 46-16 at Toulouse on March 9, 2019.

 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 31, 2020.

 

The Canadian Press