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Category: Toronto Wolfpack

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Rugby league’s new eligibility rules affect England and the Man of Steel

The ‘very patriotic’ England boss Shaun Wane has picked his first squad and it is not good news for Jackson HastingsBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredIf new England coach Shaun Wane gets to meet his squad for the first time next Monday at Old Tra…

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Super League shutdown looms after Toronto coronavirus fears

• Four players experience symptoms of virus• Clubs meet on Monday to discuss way aheadSuper League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack have suspended training and stood down their entire UK-based staff after four players experienced symptoms of coronavirus.The …

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Artful French tames Wolfpack as Wigan extend Toronto’s miserable run

• Wigan Warriors 32-10 Toronto Wolfpack• Bevan French inspires victory over injury-hit CanadiansToronto’s winless start to their first season in Super League continued – as did their growing injury crisis – after a Bevan French-inspired Wigan inflicted…

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Artful French tames Wolfpack as Wigan extend Toronto’s miserable run

• Wigan Warriors 32-10 Toronto Wolfpack• Bevan French inspires victory over injury-hit CanadiansToronto’s winless start to their first season in Super League continued – as did their growing injury crisis – after a Bevan French-inspired Wigan inflicted…

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Salford’s Evalds serves reality check to Super League new boys Toronto

• Salford 24-16 Toronto Wolfpack• Sonny Bill Williams made debut for TorontoToronto are still searching for their first Super League win after losing to Salford in a tense encounter at the AJ Bell Stadium.The Wolfpack were beaten by Castleford in the f…

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Sonny Bill Williams’s return ends in defeat as Castleford beat Toronto

• Toronto 10 Castleford 28• Williams plays 54 minutes in first game since 2014Sonny Bill Williams’s first game of rugby league for 1,956 days was, in many ways, symptomatic of his new side Toronto Wolfpack’s overall performance as their Super League de…

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Toronto and Williams arrive in RFL on a mission to stay the distance | Aaron Bower

With the former All Black Sonny Bill Williams on board the Wolfpack are viewing this as just the startLate April, 2016. A handful of reporters are crammed into a small room at the University of Leeds to learn more about what many people have deemed the…

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Super League breaks new boundaries but Folau signing crosses a line | Aaron Bower

Catalans Dragons’ crassness takes the shine off the launch of the new seasonThings rarely stand still in rugby league for too long. Super League began amid a blaze of glory in Paris in March 1996 and, on Thursday, the 25th edition of the competition wi…

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Super League breaks new boundaries but Folau signing crosses a line | Aaron Bower

Catalans Dragons’ crassness takes the shine off the launch of the new seasonThings rarely stand still in rugby league for too long. Super League began amid a blaze of glory in Paris in March 1996 and, on Thursday, the 25th edition of the competition wi…

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Wigan kick off the new Super League season buoyed by young talent

Wigan signed George Burgess and Jackson Hastings this winter, but fans should also be excited about some emerging playersBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThe spotlight will be on George Burgess and Jackson Hastings when Wigan kick off the new Su…

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Sonny Bill Williams admits need to prove himself again with Wolfpack

• ‘I wouldn’t still be around if I didn’t have that inner drive’• Coach Brian McDermott says Williams needs time to adjustSonny Bill Williams said he still has a point to prove to the rugby world as he prepares to make his long-awaited return to league…

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Rugby league: 20 questions to be answered in 2020

How will Toronto cope in the Super League? Who will win the Championship? Will Clare Balding have an impact?By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredClubs are split over ditching the “loop” fixtures: some say they need the income, some who rent stadiums…

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Sonny Bill Williams steps into unknown but Toronto mission is no ‘holiday’

• Former All Black keen to grow rugby league in North America • ‘I want to help prove to people these guys are here to stay’Sonny Bill Williams thrives on a challenge but as he took in his surroundings on Thursday even he was quick to admit this was a …

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Wayne Bennett has failed as Great Britain Lions coach

Three straight defeats in New Zealand is bad enough, but Bennett has not even grasped what make the Lions specialBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThere is no shame in losing to the Kiwis in New Zealand. It has happened to the last 11 British int…

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Wayne Bennett has failed as Great Britain Lions coach

Three straight defeats in New Zealand is bad enough, but Bennett has not even grasped what make the Lions specialBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThere is no shame in losing to the Kiwis in New Zealand. It has happened to the last 11 British int…

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Sonny Bill Williams breaks all records with £2.6m-a-year deal at Toronto

• Deal lasts two seasons for 58-Test former All Black• Toronto expected to confirm signing in London next weekSonny Bill Williams will be unveiled as the highest-paid player in the history of either code of rugby next week after agreeing a two-year dea…

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Toronto kick off with Headingley ‘home game’ against Castleford

• Super League’s new club also looking to play in York and London• Magic Weekend returns to Newcastle’s St James’ Park in 2020Toronto Wolfpack’s first game as a Super League club will be part of a unique double-header at Headingley on the opening week…

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Toronto reportedly line up huge deal to lure Sonny Bill Williams back to rugby league

All Black weighing up two-year, $9m deal, says reportNRL premiers Roosters appear priced out of race Ambitious Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack have reportedly made a $9m play to lure Sonny Bill Williams back to the 13-a-side game. According to …

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Toronto Wolfpack claim Sonny Bill Williams interested in joining club

• ‘The answer wasn’t a ‘no’ once we made contact’• We are expanding our coverage of New Zealand. Please help us by supporting our independent journalismSonny Bill Williams has expressed an interest in joining Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack, ac…

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Ambitious Toronto Wolfpack look to stir things up after promotion

Canadian side won’t be able to play at home until April but aim to spread the game in Europe and north AmericaAs Toronto Wolfpack celebrated promotion to Super League on Saturday, it felt like the culmination of a journey. However, anyone who knows any…