Rugby AM’s ‘Destination: Super League’ Released
13/01/2020 by Aiden McNicholas
Following repeat appearances on British television, Destination: Super League is now available to view for free on YouTube. The film, devised by Rugby AM, chronicles the unique journey of the Toronto Wolfpack from life in the lowest division of English Rugby to earning the right to host the Super League on North American shores.
Destination: Super League gives viewers an unprecedented look inside the four walls of a professional sporting club and lays bare the challenges, mistakes, personalities and triumphs that has been the making of a team.
Beginning as a grand idea fuelled only by a passion for Rugby, the Wolfpack story is one of the most remarkable in modern sport. Viewers are shown the inner workings by central characters such as Eric Perez, David Argyle, Brian Noble, Brian McDermott and several key squad members as the film strides into the inner sanctum of the world’s first professional transatlantic sports team.
A Club that came within moments of not even playing the first game in their history, the Wolfpack once travelled over than 16,000 miles in six weeks in pursuit of a Championship before falling agonizingly short of the fairytale finish at the final hurdle. Unlike any other adventure in sport, the innovation and excitement beneath the Wolfpack’s surface has been captured in sharp detail by Rugby AM with Destination: Super League.
In addition to a dive into the Wolfpack, the film acknowledges the large challenges facing Rugby and how they may best be overcome. Head Coach Brian McDermott, who has recently signed a five-year extension as Head Coach of the Wolfpack, speaks passionately on the subject during a wide ranging interview.
Viewers will also be taken inside the monumental signing of one of the most recognizable athletes in world sport, Sonny Bill Williams, by way of open discussions with the people involved. Likened to the signing of David Beckham by LA Galaxy, the arrival of Williams to Toronto may well mark a turning point in the future of Rugby League throughout North America.
A snapshot of an ever-evolving journey that continues to forge new ground, Destination: Super League reveals a Toronto Wolfpack never before seen and provides detailed insight into the making of a professional sports team.