Match Preview: Toronto Wolfpack v York City Knights
Toronto Wolfpack return to Lamport Stadium on Saturday, August 10th for a scintillating fixture against second-placed York City Knights. While the Wolfpack have top spot sewn up in the 2019 Betfred Championship, the Knights are in the midst of a struggle to hold onto second spot against the likes of Toulouse, Leigh and Featherstone.
York City currently hold onto second spot by just one point, meaning a loss against the Wolfpack on Saturday could result in them dropping as far as fourth should other results go against them.
It has been a thrilling fortnight for York, claiming two wins from their last two starts, including a nail-biting one-point victory over Bradford in front of their home fans. It was familiar names doing to damage for the Knights that day, with Jason Bass and Matty Marsh combining for their sides four tries.
Toronto and York last met in the first round of the 2019 season, taking to the field at Bootham Crescent to get their campaigns underway. The visiting Wolfpack managed to keep the Knights scoreless in tough conditions and went on to record a 0-14 win thanks to tries from Joe Mellor, Matty Russell and Gary Wheeler.
In total. the two sides have met four times, with the ledger reading one win for York and three for the Wolfpack. This will be the Knights second visit to Lamport Stadium, with the last coming back in 2017 as part of the League 1 season. The Wolfpack were too strong on that occasion, running away with a big win thanks to five tries from Liam Kay.
This will be the first of several consecutive fixtures at Lamport Stadium, with the Wolfpack’s final four regular season contests all scheduled for the Canadian venue. With home finals already locked in, this is the beginning of a long streak that will give local Wolfpack fans the chance to get along to see their team and the crowd is expected to be a big one.
19 man squad to follow