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Toronto Wolfpack suffer massive setback ahead of huge return

It doesn’t seem long since Toronto Wolfpack were battling the likes of Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors in Super League or making their Super League debut against Castleford Tigers in 2020.

Toronto were a real success story for expansion in rugby league and looked like they could develop into a real force.

They climbed the pyramid through League One and into the Championship.

In 2018, they claimed a famous win over eight time Super League Champions Leeds Rhinos before missing out on promotion through the Million Pound Game against London Broncos.

Then in 2019 they gained promotion to Super League by defeating Featherstone Rovers in the Championship Grand Final.

However, after claiming their first win of the 2020 season in the Challenge Cup against Huddersfield Giants, the season went onto a long break due to the pandemic and this and financial issues would kill the Wolfpack as we knew it.

However, they were set for their huge comeback on July 8th in a domestic competition but they have postponed their return game due to the resignation of Matt 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.”

The owners made this statement: “Although we accept and understand the situation, due to Matt’s unexpected departure from the Wolfpack we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone Saturday’s home opener.

“We did not make this decision lightly; we have a fully contracted roster and had planned to announce the team today. We even debated still playing the match. However, we have to be respectful of our players and ensure their safety on the pitch.

“All tickets purchased for the match will be refunded in full.

“As fans, we completely understand your anger, frustration, and disappointment with this announcement. We also understand any cynicism or skepticism you may have going forward.

“But, our promise to keep listening to you is unwavering. We have seen your requests for a Fan Appreciation Day and we have been working towards making that possible. We will update you on those plans soon.

“Thank you for your patience. There are many people involved in making a team work and we know that they too share your frustration.

“We want to make sure that everyone–fans, players, and staff–all have a wonderful gameday experience. We’re working hard to make that happen.

“We wish Matt luck and ask that you respect his personal decision.”

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