Saturday 20 May 2017

Toronto Wolfpack 70, Barrow Raiders 2, Lamport Stadium, Toronto, ON

Toronto Wolfpack is a Canadian professional rugby league club, based in here in Toronto, which began play in the 2017 League 1 season.  They are notable as being the first Canadian team to play in the Rugby Football League system, the first fully professional rugby league team in Canada and the world's first trans-Atlantic rugby league team.  Their home stadium is Lamport Stadium (aka "The Den"), which is just a couple blocks from where Gord and I live.

We were at their first home game a couple weeks ago and had fun.  This afternoon they were playing the previously unbeaten Barrow Raiders and we were there!

Here are Gord and I in our Wolfpack gear before the game started.

Here are the Wolfpack players warming up.

Seating is general admission (so you can sit where you want) and we sat near where we were last time.  Here's the view of the field from the top.

There is a beer garden at the north end of the field ... all local craft breweries, which is nice to see.

The Wolfpack's cheerleaders are the She-Wolves and they entertained before the game started.

God Save the Queen and O Canada were sung before the game.

And the game began ...

Here are some action shots during the first half  ...

At the end of the first half, it was 40 - 2 for the Wolfpack.

The junior She-Wolves entertained before the second half.

A fella was shooting hot dogs wrapped in tinfoil into the crowd.  Who wants a hot dog?!

Then the She-Wolves entertained.

The attendance to this afternoon's game was just over 7,100.

Some action shots from the second half ...

The Wolfpack won 70 to 2.  Whoohoo!

The players hugged and shook hands after the game.

The Wolfpack players hung out with the fans after the game.

I bet that beer tasted good!

The beer garden stays open for an hour after the game and Gord and I wandered over.

Here's the view from the beer garden area.

We ran into Gillian, who we met at a beer festival last year and have seen her since at other festivals ... she works for Lost Craft, one of the breweries in the beer garden.

Gillian, me and Shehan (the owner of Lost Craft)

Many of the Wolfpack and Raiders were in the beer gardens enjoying a cold one.

It was a fun game and we look forward to getting to many more over the summer!

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