It’s not long since Toronto Wolfpack were battling with Leeds, Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC and others in the Betfred Super League.
They showed what they could do the year before they finally gained promotion in 2019 when they beat Leeds Rhinos in a famous game in the middle 8s in 2018.
They were a team who had huge potential that has sadly been squandered over time but now they are fighting to return to the sport and complete a long awaited comeback with ups and downs in recent years but even a big rollercoaster of ups and downs in recent times.
They were a real success story in terms of expanding the game and climbed the pyramid to gain promotion in 2019 with a Grand Final win over Featherstone Rovers having suffered heart break in 2018 against London Broncos.
They played Castleford Tigers in their season opener but struggled for wins until they defeated Huddersfield Giants in the Challenge Cup but that would prove to be their last game in the British game as the pandemic and financial issues spelt the end for the club.
They have been striving to return with the NARL but have now made the move to create a competition themselves on the shape of the Toronto Wolfpack Canada Cup.
And now details of this competition and their sensational return have been confirmed with their return originally set for July 8th.
As they prepared for their return they appointed former Canadian international Matt Wyles as their head coach.
But they have postponed their return game due to the resignation of Wyles.
They stated: “It is with mixed emotions that we announce Matt Wyles’ decision to resign as our Head Coach. While we are saddened that Matt will be moving on from the Wolfpack, we wish him the best of luck in all future endeavours.
Wyles himself said: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation as Head Coach for the Toronto Wolfpack RLFC. I have decided to step down from my position due to personal reasons not related to the team that require my full attention and focus.
“I want to thank the Wolfpack organization for the opportunity to be part of the return of such a great team. I am disappointed after working hard with the organization for the Wolfpack’s return. However, my personal life has to be my priority.
“I am confident that the team will continue to thrive and achieve great things in the future. I will always be a fan of the Wolfpack and will be cheering them on from afar.
“Thank you again for everything.”
However, after this bad news they have backed it up with the announcement of their new playing squad for their return to the sport.
They have now named their new coaches as well including Robing Legault as their new head coach.
Despite this, the club have now confirmed that their comeback game has been cancelled owing to all these late issues to allow them to “keep practicing.”
They made the following statement:
“After speaking with all of our team, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Saturday’s match (July 22nd). With the turnover of the last coaching staff and the introduction of our new staff, everyone thought it was best to hold off one more match to keep practicing in order to play our very best for you.
“However, we do have some good news: we have confirmed our match against the Whistler Wolves for August 12th at Lamport Stadium. Kickoff is at 6pm.
“And, as a thank you for your patience, understanding, and feedback, we have decided to adjust our ticket prices. We heard your concerns about the cost of tickets and we are pleased to announce a special offer for the game: all tickets will be $17.50 (half off!) and include free admission for an accompanying child (15 years old and under). We hope to maintain this pricing structure for the remainder of the season, while still offering a superb gameday experience.”