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 was the first game of the playoffs and the Wolfpack were playing the Toulouse Olympique. If the Wolfpack won, their next game would be the final on October 5. If the Wolfpack lost, they would have to play next Sunday and if they won, they'd play in the final on October 5. Whoever wins moves up to the Super League. Needless to say, we were all hoping they'd win.
Here are me and Gord.
The theme of the day was 90s ... can you tell that Zach is a fan?
Penny, Sue and Gord had manicure and pedicures in support of the Wolfpack!
Josh, Gary and their friends sit behind us.
Our friends, Malcolm and Mary joined us.
|Gord, Malcolm and Mary|
The Wolfpack players gathered before the game.
The Wolfpack Dance Squad entertained
The team flags came out ...
Here come the Wolfpack players!
The national anthems were sung.
And the game began ...
|Section 35, the unofficial cheering section|
|Every time the Wolfpack scored, the guitarist played|
|The attendance was 9,375|
|Sue and her friends|
The score at the end of the first half was 26 - 6 for the Wolfpack.
The Wolfpack Dance Squad entertained during the intermission.
Some of the crowd played bubble soccer.
Then the second half began ...
|Zack got interviewed|
|Fans Roger and Penny|
The Wolfpack won 40 - 24. On to the finals!
|Sue showed us her wolf watch|
Gord and I headed to the beer garden.
|Some Wolfpack players "showered" with a hose|
|Chairman and interim CEO Bob Hunter|
|Owner David Argyle|
|Gord and David Argyle|
|I ran into a former colleague, Sarah|
|Wolfpack coach Brian McDermott|
|Gord and Brian McDermott|
|A well-deserved rest for some of the Wolfpack players|
Toulouse came a long way too lose! We're looking forward to a Wolfpack win on October 5!