Saturday 21 July 2018

Toronto Wolfpack 52, Rochdale Hornets 10, 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.

Today the Wolfpack were playing the Rochdale Hornets ... it was the top against bottom in the Betfred Championship.

Here are Gord and I before the game began ...

The Wolfpack players huddled during their practice.

Here come the Wolfpack players!

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

 And the game began ....

There's the Wolfpack cheering section (section 35).

The Wolfpack's Greg Worthington left the game with a knee injury.

The attendance was 7,144.

 At the end of the first half, the Wolfpack was winning 26 - 0.

During the intermission, teeshirts were hurled into the crowd.

Wolfpack mascot, Jefferson entertained with the Wolfpack cheerleaders.

It was Responders Appreciation Day.  Officers Maicantis and Saffioti had received the 2018 Public Hero Award.

The second had began ...

The Wolfpack won 52 - 10.

The players from both teams spent time with their fans after their game.

One more regular home game!

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