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Mon, 12 Mar 2018, 19:08

grande wrote:So, I generally don't think we need to have a team full of Canadians to appeal to Canadians (that's been shown so far), but it's still kind of disappointing that they've loaned one of the few Canadians (Quinn Ngawati) to the Skolars.


The reason for this is to get him game time and help him develop. You need to remember the kid hasn't even turned 19 yet and he is a long term project player for the Wolfpack. This will get him up to speed and prepare him for the inevitable step up in class. He is 18 years old and is 6'4, 220lbs. I watched him in a few games last year and he didn't look out of place, he will be a force to reckoned with in a few years.

As for Canadian players, rumour is the Wolfpack will be holding open tryouts in Canada. What I've read is this will happen maybe after the end of this season. I've also heard from a good source that they are potentially on the verge of signing a Rugby Union crossover athlete. Arygle shared a pint with some fans at the game in Sheffield and he wouldn't say who it was but dropped that tidbit.

It might be a National team player from Rugby Canada, DTH is leaving Newcastle and was rumoured to be heading back to Glasgow but I've read he is looking at retirement and maybe the Wolfpack hauled out the check book? I know they have very deep pockets. This is just speculation on my part but I know for a fact attracting high calibre Union players is going to be part of their strategy going forward.

Re: The Rugby League Thread

Mon, 02 Apr 2018, 14:02

Watching Toulouse Olympique vs Toronto Wolfpack this morning. Excellent game and advert for the sport. Good crowd as well.

The RFL needs to expand Super League and get some of these clubs in there.

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 11:01

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Highlights from Toulouse vs Toronto. It was an outstanding match.

Other news, Quinn Ngawati has started the past three games for London Skolars and has apparently played very well. He is looking to be a long term player for the Wolfpack.

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Sat, 07 Apr 2018, 08:58



For those who like me weren't able to watch the video from CBC.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018, 17:00

CSKA Moscow - Partizan Serbia friendly match

https://vk.com/rugbyonline?w=wall-38346758_44529

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Mon, 11 Jun 2018, 02:32

Couple of pics I took at the Toronto Wolfpack vs London Broncos match this weekend.

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Attendance was 7400. West Stand was close to full and East Stand was about 70% filled.

The Craft Beer Garden is awesome.

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018, 20:46

Lower bowl in Denver looks pretty sparse to me.

It's such a massive stadium though god only knows how many people that is. Anywhere from 10-20k?

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018, 09:07

sk 88 wrote:Lower bowl in Denver looks pretty sparse to me.

It's such a massive stadium though god only knows how many people that is. Anywhere from 10-20k?


Official number just over 19k, may be massaged a bit though

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Sun, 24 Jun 2018, 09:07

A little over 19,000.

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Wed, 08 Aug 2018, 06:24

Russia had to withdraw from the ongoing Euro U19 league championship, in Belgrade, letting the spot to Ukraine

Russian president Denis Korolev commented: “This decision was very difficult and stressful for the ARLK and taken in consultation with the tournament organizers. It is as a result of us not being an official sport, recognized by the government here, since 2010. That has had a significant influence on state funding and potential sponsorship.”

Main semifinals, today, are: England v Wales, France v Scotland
Ireland, Italy, Serbia and Ukraine in the fifth place semifinals

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Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 10:55

Considering going to watch Toronto Wolfpack play Halifax RLFC tomorrow at The Shay.

Things looking good for Toronto. Read more about the game here:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... qualifiers
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