Saturday 15 July 2017

Toronto Wolfpack 74, Hemel Stags 16, 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 we live.

This afternoon they were playing the Hemel Stags.  Seating is general admission (so you can sit where you want) and Gord and I sat where we usually sit ... in the middle on the east side.

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 then the game began ...

The attendace was 7,247

The score after the first half was 32 - 10 for the Wolfpack.

The Junior She-Wolves entertained during the intermission.

The beer garden was popular.

The She-Wolves also entertained during the intermission.

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

The second half got a bit scrappy.

Here are Gord and I ...

The Wolfpack won 74 - 16.  Yay!

The players hugged and shook hands after the game.

The She-Wolves entertained one last time.

The Hemel Stags players hung out with the crowd afterwards.

The Wolfpack players are great with their fans, hanging out after the game and signing teeshirts, etc.

The beer garden was a popular spot after the game.  It stays open for an hour after the game.

1 comment:

RayCee said...

Thanks for posting the pics. From New Zealand.