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Category: Toronto Wolfpack

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Bradford’s George Flanagan banned for eight games for testicle attack

• Attack made on Toronto’s French full-back Hakim Miloudi• Flanagan pleaded guilty and was also handed £250 fineThe Bradford hooker George Flanagan has been given an eight-match ban for attacking the testicles of an opponent.Flanagan, 32, was seen on v…

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Super League clubs go big on transfer deadline day to stave off relegation

With so many clubs scrapping to survive at the bottom of the table, deadline day was something of spectacle this yearBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredSo, that was Transfer Deadline Day. OK, Sky didn’t send Jon Wells, Brian Carney or Bill Arthur …

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RFL investigates Toronto owner for ‘racial abuse’ of Swinton’s Jose Kenga

• RFL are examining claims made by player on Twitter• Prop says owner asked ‘do they allow black people in Swinton?’The Rugby Football League is investigating an allegation of racism made against Toronto owner David Argyle.The governing body is examini…

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RFL investigates Toronto owner for ‘racial abuse’ of Swinton’s Jose Kenga

• RFL are examining claims made by player on Twitter• Prop says owner asked ‘do they allow black people in Swinton?’The Rugby Football League is investigating an allegation of racism made against Toronto owner David Argyle.The governing body is examini…

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New York and Ottawa receive clubs’ votes to join competition in 2020

• RFL will make final decision in coming weeks• New clubs would join League 1 next seasonBritish rugby league clubs have voted in favour of New York and Ottawa joining the domestic league structure next season: another significant step for the game’s e…

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Ottawa and New York face race to be admitted into rugby league for 2020

• RFL admits schedule ‘very tight’ after bids go in on Thursday• ‘A decision will be needed quickly, but we can’t rush it’The Rugby Football League has admitted the schedule would be “very tight” to accommodate the request of both Ottawa and New York t…

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Why are Toronto Wolfpack buying into a rugby league club in London?

Toronto Wolfpack’s first league match was a 76-0 win over London Skolars in 2017. Now they are investing in the clubBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredIn 2025, Super League could feature not just Toronto and Toulouse but also New York, Boston, Phi…

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Rugby league should never forget the power of free-to-air TV

If the sport wants a mainstream audience, it has to prioritise its relationship with the BBC and coverage of the England teamBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredDoes rugby league take the BBC for granted? And are the RFL flogging a dead horse with …

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London beat Toronto in Million Pound Game for place in Super League

• Toronto Wolfpack 2-4 London Broncos• Two goals from Jarrod Samutt secure promotionSuper League will have a presence in the capital next year for the first time in four years, after London defeated Toronto in arguably the most important, cosmopolitan …

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Towering Toronto Wolfpack set to grow rugby league in Europe’s cities

The man behind Toronto’s rapid rise to the Million Pound Game says the transatlantic team are at the cutting edge of sport and ready to play in Copenhagen, Dublin and NiceHeard the one about the Australian who founded a Canadian rugby league team to pl…

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Toronto eye Super League as Gareth O’Brien floors Leeds with drop-goal

• Leeds Rhinos 16-17 Toronto Wolfpack• Canadians in touching distance of place in eliteToronto and Widnes do not have much in common at first glance, not least when their respective histories in rugby league are factored in. But on Sunday afternoon Can…