Saturday 19 August 2017

Toronto Wolfpack 50, Newcastle Thunder 0, 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 Newcastle Thunder.  This is game four of the Super 8s and the Wolfpack were 16-1-1 going into this game.

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 ...

At the end of the first half, the Wolfpack was winning 22 - 0.

The Junior She-Wolves entertained during the intermission.

 Here are Gord and I in our Wolfpack gear.

The She-Wolves entertained again.

Who wants a hot dog?!

A woman behind us caught one

The second half started.  Attendance broke a record today at 7,522.

I checked out the north end for a while
The Wolfpack's cheering section
Back in my seat
There was a bit of scuffle

 The Wolfpack won!  Yay!

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

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

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