Four Points: Toronto Wolfpack Vs Halifax RLFC
1. Consecutive Wins
Saturday’s win over Halifax has taken the Wolfpack’s winning streak to 14 and all but assured them top spot at the conclusion of the home and away season. The Club’s record for consecutive victories stands at 18, coming between rounds five and 22 during the 2018 Season. Interestingly, the team to break the streak was Featherstone Rovers when they came to Lamport Stadium and claimed a 12-30 triumph over the Wolfpack on their home soil. The Rovers will be looking to do the same this weekend when they take to the Den for a huge clash with Toronto that will help shape the looming finals series.
2. Scoring Consistency
It was a slow start for the Wolfpack against Halifax, with a majority of their points coming in the second half, but that has not been a trend in recent weeks for the Toronto side. In fact, across their last five fixtures, the Wolfpack have scored a total of 108 points in the first half and 98 points in the second. The stat shows that the transatlantic side are capable of getting out to an early lead while also having the ability to reign in a margin late if need be.
3. Halifax Dominance
Toronto and Halifax have now met five times across their history, including once in the finals series of 2018, with the Wolfpack coming out on top each time. The fixture has always been hotly contested however, with Halifax coming within two tries of the Wolfpack on two occasions and giving them a huge scare in round one of the Super 8s at Shay Stadium in 2018. The two sides will not meet again this season unless Halifax can find a way into the 2019 finals series, something that still remains possible for the side from West Yorkshire.
4. Gareth O’Brien is having a Career Year
He may have played his 200th game on the weekend, but Gareth O’Brien is not only showing no signs of slowing down, he is in fact getting better with each passing week. Against Halifax, O’Brien registered two tries of his own and set up another to go along with five conversions that gave him a personal tally of 18 points for the day. The performance saw him earn the Wolfpack fans Man of the Match Award, a title he has claimed on several occasions throughout 2019.