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.
Today the Wolfpack were playing the Featherstone Rovers. Going into today's game, the Wolfpack were 19 - 1 and Featherstone was 13 - 7.
It was hot and sunny for the game ... there is zero shade at Lamport Stadium. They were calling for heavy rain and thunder around 3pm but thankfully it held off until the game was over and we got home.
Here are Gord and I ...
The players warmed up before the game.
The Wolfpack Dance Squad entertained ...
Jefferson, the Wolfpack mascot, was out and about.
Here come the Wolfpack players ...
God Save the Queen and O Canada were sung ...
And the game began ...
|It was a bit of a rough game and there was some pushing and shoving|
|The guitarist and Meantime drum band played when the Wolfpack scored|
|Alas, Gaz didn't hit the streetcar|
|There were 7,819 in attendance|
The score after the first half was 14 - 0 for the Wolfpack.
The Wolfpack Dance Squad entertained during the intermission ...
There was a dunk tank
|Rugby Canada U18 rugby boys|
And the second half began ...
|Gordo was out and about|
|Gaz O'Brien was knocked down (and possibly |
knocked out) and had to leave the game
|There was a bit of scuffle because of what happened to Gaz|
Featherstone turned it on in the second half. It was a close game but the Wolfpack won 22 - 18. Yay!
Everyone loves Jefferson!
As usual, the beer garden was a popular place during and after the game. I hope everyone had fun before the heavy rain came.