Toronto Wolfpack’s hunt for a place in the 2019 Super League is well underway thanks to a hard fought 14-0 victory over Halifax RLFC at the MBi Shay, Halifax, UK on Sunday in round 1 of the ‘Super 8s The Qualifiers’. The team has since flown back to Toronto to start preparations for the postseason home opener against Super League side Hull Kingston Rovers at Lamport Stadium on Saturday (Aug 18 – K.O. 2:30pm).
The final home game of the regular season against Featherstone saw a season-high crowd of 8,217, with another big crowd expected to watch history made as the first time a team from the RFL’s top division has played in Canada. Hull Kingston Rovers were formed in 1882 and reached the Challenge Cup final as recently as 2015. They finished 10thin the 2018 Super League regular season.
Scott Lidbury, Toronto Wolfpack’s General Manager – Commercial, said:
“Toronto Wolfpack are delighted to be hosting Super League opposition at Lamport Stadium for the first time. Hull Kingston Rovers are a proud, historic club and we are very much looking forward to welcoming them to Toronto.”
“This is a hugely important game for us, especially following our win over Halifax last weekend and we will need the support of all our fans to help the team over the line. We defended the den valiantly during the regular season and if we continue to do so by winning our remaining home postseason games, we should reach our goal of being promoted to Super League.”
As Betfred Championship League Leaders’ Shield holders, the Wolfpack are playing four postseason home games and three away games in the 8-team mini league, with final standings determining places in the 2019 Super League. The Wolfpack postseason and potential promotion to the Super League has drawn plenty of media attention with Wolfpack stars set to appear on City News Breakfast, Tim and Sid, CTV Breakfast and the Jeff Blair Show in the coming week.
The game will again showcase Toronto Wolfpack’s highly acclaimed game day experience including a pitch side Beer Garden which creates a festival-like atmosphere alongside the unprecedented opportunity to mix with members of the Wolfpack and visiting teams. New for the postseason UK craft beer Meantime will be available alongside a wide range of local Ontario Brewers. The Wolfpack’s Dance Pack, Mascot Jefferson, partner give-aways, exciting half time show and post game party will also run with Toronto’s Pro Wrestling Superkickd providing Saturday’s guest entertainment.
Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed, alongside Sky Sports and the Rugby Football League (RFL), that this game will be televised. This will be the first time Sky Sports have broadcast Toronto Wolfpack home games and scheduling means the Wolfpack’s next three ‘Super 8s The Qualifiers’ games will also be covered. Game TV, CBC Sports and the Rogers network will also be showing each of the three games live ensuring the pinnacle of the 2018 season can be viewed across Canada.
The game provides a chance for the Wolfpack to thank Trades People and their Unions across the city for their efforts in getting Lamport Stadium’s early season pitch resurfacing project completed to time and to such high standards. Free tickets to the game are being distributed to trade workers through Unions, and anyone with any queries should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Season Ticket Holders enjoy postseason games as part of their package, and will have received tickets for postseason games 1-4 in their Packs. Single game ticket prices for the game are as follows and can be bought by clicking here:
Adult – $30
Age 16-21 – $22.50
Over 65 – $15
Under 16 – $15
Adult – $25
Age 16-21 – $18.75
Over 65 – $12.50
Under 16 – $12.50
Fans are reminded the Wolfpack are offering a two ticket package options for their Super 8s The Qualifiers campaign. The 4-Game Multi Pack will see fans save 25% as they receive tickets to all 4 home postseason fixtures for the price of 3. The 3-Game ‘Super September’ offering includes tickets for the London Broncos, Toulouse Olympique and Widnes Vikings games at a 20% discount. Kids will go free to the September 1st clash with London as part of a game day theme.