Whitehaven RLFC 10-24 Toronto Wolfpack

London Broncos 26-30 Toronto Wolfpack

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Toronto Wolfpack have won their second game in Kingstone Press League 1, beating Whitehaven 24-10 at the Recreation Ground.

The Canadian side were without Fuifui Moimoi who was banned for a high shot against Siddal in the Challenge Cup.

In a scrappy game played on a very muddy pitch, the Wolfpack led 14-0 at half-time thanks to tries from Craig Hall and Liam Kay. Hall adding the two conversions plus a penalty.

Haven never gave in and were determined to keep the score respectable in the second half. Wolfpack hooker Bob Beswick opened the scoring in the second half before a moment of history from Elliot Miller, becoming the first player to score in the league against Toronto to bring the score back to 18-4.

It was increasingly difficult to tell the teams apart in the mud as the TV pictures took you back to the days of the Regal Trophy in the 80’s – whatever happened to Summer Rugby?

Jonny Pownall took advantage of a great offload from Richard Whiting to take the score to 24-4 with 10 minutes left before Chris Taylor went over late on for the hosts.

Paul Crook converted, meaning the Wolfpack won the game 24-10.

Haven can take credit for their effort and were never out of the game until the late Pownall try, but the extra class from Toronto told in the end on Paul Rowley’s birthday.

It’s two wins out of two now and surely promotion will be a formality. The League takes a break next week with Toronto away to London and Whitehaven at home to Oxford in the Challenge Cup.

Written by Paul Redhead.

Whitehaven RLFC

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Toronto Wolfpack

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Match Details

Date Time Competition Season Match Day
March 12, 2017 2:00 pm League 1 2017 Sunday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Whitehaven RLFC01010
Toronto Wolfpack141024