Friday, 28 September 2018

Toronto Wolfpack 17, Leeds Rhinos 16, 3 Brewers, 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 Gord and I live.  We are season ticket holders and we've renewed for 2019.

Last week was the last home game of the qualifiers and today's game against the Leeds Rhinos was the last game of the qualifiers ... the top four teams in our Betfred League (the Wolfpack were first in the Betfred League) play the bottom four teams in the Super League to see who moves or stays in the leagues.  Leeds is trying to hold onto their spot in the Super League and had a better record than the Wolfpack going into today's game ... they were expected to win today's game.

3 Brewers is the official restaurant/bar of the Wolfpack in Toronto and there was an away game viewing party to watch today's game.


There were a couple hundred loud and proud Wolfpack fans jammed into the area on the second floor.

Stewart (aka Dewey) and Gord
John from "Section 35"

At the end of the first half, the Wolfpack were winning 12 - 10.


We had a bite to eat.  Gord had a bacon & cheese burger and fries and said it good.


 I had a pretzel and I've to say that it was the best pretzel I've ever had!


 Then the second half began ...


The Wolfpack won 17 - 16!  Whoohoo!


Today's win may be enough to keep the Wolfpack in third place.  If not, they will be in the "million pound game" next Sunday, perhaps played at Lamport Stadium (of course, we'll be there!).

It was fun to watch the game at the 3 Brewers with all the enthusiastic fans!

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