TORONTO WOLFPACK 2019 FIXTURES CONFIRMED
Toronto Wolfpack are delighted to confirm our 2019 Betfred Championship fixtures. Fans can look forward to nine confirmed regular season home games at Lamport Stadium in 2019, as well as potential postseason matches. Three of the team’s early home games will be moved to venues in the UK and Europe, with the venue for one home game (on April 27th against Swinton Lions) as yet unconfirmed.
Toronto Wolfpack General Manager – Commercial, Scott Lidbury commented:
“We are excited to take part in the expanded 14 team Betfred Championship in 2019. The league will be enhanced through the addition of three strong clubs with proud and passionate fan bases” (Bradford Bulls, Widnes Vikings and York City Knights).”
Toronto Wolfpack had hoped to host 10 regular season games in Toronto from the start of May, however unfortunately this was not possible. As a result the game against Swinton Lions on Saturday April 27th may take place in either Toronto or the UK. Lidbury continued:
“We will be working with key partners and stakeholders in in the next two weeks to confirm our venue for this game. We would like to thank the RFL, Swinton Lions and their fans for their patience at this time.”
The Wolfpack will open the regular season with a trip to Bootham Crescent to face newly-promoted York City Knights on Sunday February 3rd in what will be new Head Coach Brian McDermott’s first competitive game in charge of the team.
Former Super League outfit Widnes Vikings, who the Wolfpack beat in the 2018 postseason, will face Toronto at Newcastle’s Kingston Park on February 17th in what will be the Pack’s first home game of the season. The game will be part of a double header with Newcastle Thunder demonstrating the Wolfpack’s support for Rugby League expansion on both sides of the Atlantic. The Vikings were relegated from the top-tier Super League and are expected to challenge strongly for promotion in 2019. For more information on this fixture please click here.
A month later, the Wolfpack’s second home game will see them host Batley Bulldogs at a UK venue as part of a Championship double-header on March 17th. Batley, formed in 1880, were one of the original 22 clubs to form the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895.
The Wolfpack are exploring the option of taking their home game on April 7th to Serbia. This would be the first ever RFL game played in Eastern Europe and serve up a huge story for Rugby League expansion. The Wolfpack take on Sheffield Eagles who they beat twice last season on their way to claiming the League Leaders’ Shield.
Following the game against Swinton Lions on April 27th, the Wolfpack will take on Bradford Bulls at Lamport Stadium on Saturday May 4th. Bradford, a historic Rugby League club, won promotion from League 1 last season. Current Wolfpack Director of Rugby, Brian Noble MBE, oversaw a tremendously successful period in charge of the Bulls in the early 2000’s leading the team to three Super League titles.
On the weekend of Saturday May 18th the Wolfpack will face Toulouse Olympique at the RFL’s annual Summer Bash. Toulouse provided Toronto with a tough test during the 2018 postseason with the Pack needing a late Gareth O’Brien kick over the posts to secure a crucial victory.
Toronto Wolfpack 2019 regular season schedule:
Rd 1: Sunday February 3 – AWAY Vs York City Knights
Rd 2: Sunday February 10 – AWAY Vs Rochdale Hornets
Rd 3: Saturday February 16 – HOME Vs Widnes Vikings (Played at Kingston Park, Newcastle, UK)
Rd 4: Sunday February 24 – AWAY Vs Leigh Centurions
Rd 5: Sunday March 3 – AWAY Vs Dewsbury Rams
Rd 6: Saturday March 9 – AWAY Vs Toulouse Olympique
Rd 7: Sunday March 17 – HOME Vs Batley Bulldogs (Played at a UK venue – TBC)
Rd 8: Sunday March 24 – AWAY Vs Halifax RLFC
Rd 9: Sunday April 7 HOME Vs Sheffield Eagles (Played at a European venue – TBC)
Rd 10: Friday April 19 AWAY Vs Barrow Raiders
Rd 11: Monday April 22 – AWAY Vs Featherstone Rovers
Rd 12: Saturday April 27 – HOME Vs Swinton Lions (Played at either a UK or Toronto venue – TBC)
Rd 13: Saturday May 4 – HOME Vs Bradford Bulls
Rd 14: Saturday May 18 – NEUTRAL Vs Toulouse Olympique – Summer Bash (Played at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, UK)
Rd 15: Friday May 24 – AWAY Vs Sheffield Eagles
Rd 16: Sunday June 9 – AWAY Vs Swinton Lions
Rd 17: Saturday June 15- HOME Vs Dewsbury Rams
Rd 18: Saturday June 22 – HOME Vs Toulouse Olympique
Rd 19: Sunday June 30 – AWAY Vs Batley Bulldogs
Rd 20: Saturday July 6 – HOME Vs Halifax RLFC
Rd 21: Saturday July 13 – HOME Vs Featherstone Rovers
Rd 22: Sunday July 21 – AWAY Vs Widnes Vikings
Rd 23: Sunday August 4 – AWAY Vs Bradford Bulls
Rd 24: Saturday August 10 – HOME Vs York City Knights
Rd 25: Saturday August 17 – HOME Vs Sheffield Eagles
Rd 26: Saturday August 31 – HOME Vs Barrow Raiders
Rd 27: Saturday September 7 – HOME Vs Leigh Centurions
Toronto Wolfpack 2019 Season Memberships were priced on fans seeing a minimum of ten games in Toronto. If the game against Swinton Lions moves to the UK, and the Wolfpack do not host a postseason game at Lamport Stadium in 2019, there will only be 9 games in 2019. In this instance all Season Members will receive an automatic 10% refund on the price paid for their Membership.
Fans are reminded that 2019 Season Memberships are on sale now, with single game and multipack tickets going on sale in the coming weeks. For more information please visit www.torontowolfpack.com/tickets.