Saturday 23 June 2018

Toronto Wolfpack 64, Barrow Raiders 0, Lamport Stadium, Toronto, ON

The Toronto Wolfpack RLFC is a Canadian professional rugby league club, based in here Toronto, which competes in the British Rugby Football League system.  In 2018 the club is competing in the Championship, having begun to play in 2017 in League 1 and won a promotion in its inaugural season.  The club is noted as being the first North American team to play in the Rugby Football League system, the first fully professional rugby league team in Canada and the world's first transatlantic rugby league team.  Their home stadium is Lamport Stadium (aka "The Den"), which is just a couple blocks from where we live.

It was raining when we walked over to the game.  But the rain stopped before the game started and the skies started to clear a bit.

Looking east towards downtown (hidden by clouds)

The Wolfpack get instruction before the game.

The Wolfpack Cheerleaders entertained before the game.

Here come the Wolfpack players!

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

 And the game began ...

The game was a bit scrappy

The Wolfpack cheering section was loud and enthusiastic, as usual.

Despite the weather, the attendance was about 5,300.

Here are Gord and I ...

At the end of the first half, the Wolfpack were winning 24 - 0.

During half-time, a couple teeshirt were flung into the crowd.

There's Jefferson, the Wolfpack mascot.

And the second half began ...

The Wolfpack won 64 - 0.

 The players hugged it out after the game.

Some of the players hung out after the game, taking pictures and signing teeshirts, etc.  The beer garden stays open until 9ish.

You can buy merchandise at the game (in the beer garden) or across the street from Lamport Stadium at the Wolfpack store.

The Wolfpack are now 16 - 1 - 1!

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