Exclusive: Ex-Hull FC star slams Super League for “missed opportunity” with Toronto Wolfpack as they let the club down

Only a little over two years since everything went wrong for Toronto Wolfpack in 2020 when their Super League hopes died and were soon followed up by their ultimate demise in the British rugby league pyramid.

A great new adventure for the sport fell apart just a few years into their development and only a handful of games in Super League which didn’t yield a win but seemed to indicate a brand new era for the sport as it looked to grow the game in America.

One member of that squad pioneering the game in America, former Hull FC and Barrow Raiders star Hakim Miloudi has now spoken about his time with Toronto exclusively to Serious About Rugby League.

“I think it’s one of the best adventures I’ve been on,” he said, “We were playing in England for four to six weeks and after that in Canada for another four to six weeks. It was class.”

However, he feels Super League let the club down when the financial problems arose and they were let fall out of the league.

He said: “Yes, it was big missed opportunity for our sport. When we were in Championship a lot of people were coming to the stadium and it was full around 10,000 fans. The atmosphere over there was unreal everything was bigger for the Super League. But yes I think Super League should have helped us more than what they did.”

On the club’s collapse, he said: “It was a terrible news for me, for the club and for the players, we had never thought that it could happen.”

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