The Rugby Football League (RFL) has today confirmed regular season fixtures for the 2018 Kingstone Press Championship. The Toronto Wolfpack take their place in the second tier of English Rugby League for the first time following an inaugural season which included promotion and the Kingstone Press League 1 title.
The Wolfpack return to pre-season training next week at their new Manchester training base. Linking up for pre-season will be high profile new signings Tom Armstrong, David Taylor, Olsi Krasniqi, Ashton Sims, Josh McCrone, Andy Ackers and Joe Westerman. A number of the Pack are involved in the Rugby League World Cup (currently taking place in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea) and will join up with the squad in December.
Toronto Wolfpack will play 23 regular season games, which includes a home and away fixture against all 11 Championship rivals. The Wolfpack also take on Leigh Centurions at the 2018 Summer Bash, this fixture forms part of a full round of extra fixtures taking place across the weekend of 26th and 27th May in Blackpool.
During the close season there will be a number of improvements made to the Lamport Stadium facilities and playing surface, kindly provided by the City of Toronto. Scheduled close season works may have an impact on Toronto Wolfpack’s early season matches with an update on this to be shared later this month.
|Sunday, Feb 4||Leigh Centurions||Away|
|Sunday, Feb 11||Barrow Raiders||Away|
|Sunday, Feb 18||Halifax RLFC||Away|
|Sunday, Feb 25||London Broncos||Away|
|Sunday, Mar 4||Swinton Lions||Away|
|Sunday, Mar 11||Sheffield Eagles||Away|
|Friday, Mar 23||Rochdale Hornets||Away|
|Friday, Mar 30||Featherstone Rovers||Away|
|Monday, Apr 2||Toulouse Olympique||Away|
|Sunday, Apr 8||Batley Bulldogs||Away|
|Sunday, Apr 15||Dewsbury Rams||Away|
|Saturday, Apr 28||Halifax RLFC||Home|
|Saturday, May 5||Swinton Lions||Home|
|Saturday, May 19||Toulouse Olympique||Home|
|Saturday, May 26||Leigh Centurions||Neutral (Summer Bash)|
|Saturday, Jun 9||London Broncos||Home|
|Saturday, Jun 16||Dewsbury Rams||Home|
|Saturday, Jun 23||Barrow Raiders||Home|
|Saturday, Jun 30||Leigh Centurions||Home|
|Saturday, Jul 7||Sheffield Eagles||Home|
|Saturday, Jul 14||Batley Bulldogs||Home|
|Saturday, Jul 21||Rochdale Hornets||Home|
|Saturday, Jul 28||Featherstone Rovers||Home|
The Wolfpack will compete in either the Super 8 Play Offs or the Championship Shield depending on their final league position. The top 4 teams in the Championship will compete with the bottom 4 teams in the Super League for places in the 2019 Super League. The bottom 8 teams in the Championship will play off for the Championship Shield, with the bottom two sides at the end of the competition being relegated to League 1. Each post-season competition comprises a further 7 games, with teams playing either 3 or 4 of their play off games at home.
Toronto Wolfpack Supporters will be able to buy 2018 Season Tickets from next week. Season Ticket packages, along with a range of compelling Season Ticket holder benefits, are currently being finalized. Supporters will be able to secure a discount on their Season Ticket thanks to an initial “Early Bird” sales window, which rewards supporters who buy in advance.
Supporters are encouraged to sign up to the Toronto Wolfpack mailing list in order to receive advanced notification of the Season Ticket Launch, along with details of how to buy. To sign up, and register interest in Toronto Wolfpack Season Tickets, supporters should click here.
Toronto Wolfpack – Supporter Travel
Toronto Wolfpack will be arranging travel packages for supporters to travel to UK games taking place in 2018. The exciting new initiative includes flights with Air Transat, hotel bookings at Wolfpack partner hotels in the UK and match tickets. Details around how supporters can register an interest in trips will be shared later this week.
Away Supporter Travel to Toronto
Toronto Wolfpack are looking forward to welcoming fans to Toronto in 2018, and will be putting together travel packages for supporters from all visiting teams. With some final fixture details as yet unconfirmed travelling supporters are advised not to book flights at this time.
The Wolfpack will work with main sponsor Air Transat to reserve flight tickets and put together competitive packages which include a hotel booking and match ticket. Travelling supporters can register interest in travel to Toronto and receive email updates as soon as packages are made available. To do so supporters should click here.