2019 Toronto Wolfpack season

This article details the Toronto Wolfpack's rugby league football club's 2019 season. This is the Wolfpack's third season overall and second season in the RFL Championship.

2019 Toronto Wolfpack season
Championship Rank1st
Play-off resultWinners (Promoted)
2019 recordWins: 28; Draws: 0; Losses: 1
Points scoredFor: 1074; Against: 386
Team information
CEOCanada Eric Perez
Head CoachEngland Brian McDermott
Captain
StadiumLamport Stadium
Avg. Attend.7,882
Agg. Attend.94,580
High. Attend.9,974 (vs. Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers)
Top scorers
TriesScotland Matty Russell (27)
GoalsEngland Gareth O'Brien (99)
PointsEngland Gareth O'Brien (278)
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CompetitionsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Pre-season friendliesEdit

Date Home Score Away Venue Tries Goals Attendance
19 January   Hull Kingston Rovers 24-14   Toronto Wolfpack Craven Park O'Brien, Thompson, Wheeler O'Brien 1/3
26 January   Bradford Bulls 12-48   Toronto Wolfpack Odsal Stadium Ackers (2), Wallace (2), Dixon, Higson, Mellor, O'Brien, Wheeler O'Brien 4/6, Wallace 2/3

ChampionshipEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Toronto Wolfpack 27 26 0 1 1010 356 +654 52 Play-off semi-final
2   Toulouse Olympique 27 20 0 7 877 446 +431 40 Play-off qualifying final
3   York City Knights 27 19 1 7 612 529 +83 39
4   Leigh Centurions 27 18 0 9 792 558 +234 36 Play-off elimination final
5   Featherstone Rovers 27 17 0 10 837 471 +366 34
6   Bradford Bulls 27 16 1 10 717 522 +195 33
7   Sheffield Eagles 27 15 0 12 748 694 +54 30
8   Halifax 27 10 1 16 602 685 −83 21
9   Swinton Lions 27 10 1 16 619 803 −184 21
10   Batley Bulldogs 27 8 1 18 462 756 −294 17
11   Widnes Vikings 27 14 0 13 646 586 +60 16[a]
12   Dewsbury Rams 27 6 2 19 513 721 −208 14
13   Barrow Raiders 27 5 1 21 479 861 −382 11 Relegated to League 1
14   Rochdale Hornets 27 1 0 26 342 1268 −926 2
Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. ^ Widnes deducted 12 points for going into administration.[1]

ResultsEdit

Date Rnd Home Score Away Venue Tries Goals Attendance
3 February 1   York City Knights 0-14   Toronto Wolfpack Bootham Crescent Mellor, Russell, Wheeler O’Brien 1/3 2,518
10 February 2   Rochdale Hornets 6-58   Toronto Wolfpack Crown Oil Arena Russell (4), Emmitt, Leutele, Lussick, Mellor, O’Brien, Sidlow, Stanley O’Brien 7/11 694
16 February 3   Toronto Wolfpack 30-6   Widnes Vikings Kingston Park Stadium Ackers (2), Leutele, Wallace, Wheeler O’Brien 5/6 1,817
24 February 4   Leigh Centurions 8-14   Toronto Wolfpack Leigh Sports Village Higson, Thompson, Wallace O’Brien 1/3 3,142
3 March 5   Dewsbury Rams 17-22   Toronto Wolfpack Crown Flatt Brierley, Higson, O’Brien, Wallace O’Brien 3/4 1,251
9 March 6   Toulouse Olympique 46-16   Toronto Wolfpack Stade Ernest-Argelès Beswick, Leutele, Wallace O’Brien 2/3 6,103
17 March 7   Toronto Wolfpack 34-12   Batley Bulldogs Craven Park Leutele (2), Russell (2), Dixon, Logan, Wilkin O’Brien 2/6, Brierley 1/1 7,203[a]
24 March 8   Halifax 12-48   Toronto Wolfpack The Shay Dixon (3), Russell (2), Wallace (2), Rawsthorne, Wilkin O’Brien 6/9 2,090
6 April 9   Toronto Wolfpack 40-10   Sheffield Eagles New River Stadium Russell (2), Wallace (2), Ackers, Olbison, Sidlow, Stanley O'Brien 1/4, Wallace 3/4 1,148
19 April 10   Barrow Raiders 26-52   Toronto Wolfpack Craven Park O'Brien (3), Wallace (3), Ackers, Dixon, Russell Wallace 8/9 1,417
22 April 11   Featherstone Rovers 14-23   Toronto Wolfpack Post Office Road Russell (3), Dixon, O’Brien Wallace 1/5, McCrone DG 2,101
28 April 12   Toronto Wolfpack 52-10   Swinton Lions Lamport Stadium Wallace (2), Ackers, Dixon, Higson, Leutele, O'Brien, Olbison, Thompson Wallace 8/10 9,562
4 May 13   Toronto Wolfpack 36-16   Bradford Bulls Lamport Stadium Rawsthorne (2), Kay, Leutele, O'Brien, Sidlow, Stanley O'Brien 4/7 8,363
18 May 14   Toulouse Olympique 14-42   Toronto Wolfpack Bloomfield Road Stanley (3), Lussick, McCrone, O'Brien, Rawsthorne O'Brien 7/8 7,912
24 May 15   Sheffield Eagles 16-42   Toronto Wolfpack Olympic Legacy Park Dixon (2), Ackers, Kay, Leutele, Rawsthorne, Stanley, Wallace Wallace 5/8 932
9 June 16   Swinton Lions 14-34   Toronto Wolfpack Heywood Road Leutele (2), Beswick, Dixon, Sidlow, Stanley Wallace 5/6 1,281
15 June 17   Toronto Wolfpack 70-8   Dewsbury Rams Lamport Stadium Kay (2), Mullally (2), Russell (2), Ackers, Beswick, Mellor, O'Brien, Sidlow, Wallace O'Brien 11/12 6,735
22 June 18   Toronto Wolfpack 28-16   Toulouse Olympique Lamport Stadium Worthington (2), Ackers, Russell O'Brien 6/7 7,742
30 June 19   Batley Bulldogs 10-40   Toronto Wolfpack The Fox's Biscuits Stadium Ackers (2), Leutele (2), Russell (2), O'Brien O'Brien 5/5, Wallace 1/1 , Miloudi 0/1 894
6 July 20   Toronto Wolfpack 34-12   Halifax Lamport Stadium O'Brien (2), Ackers, Kay, Olbison O'Brien 5/6 6,749
13 July 21   Toronto Wolfpack 22-18   Featherstone Rovers Lamport Stadium Leutele, McCrone, O'Brien, Stanley O'Brien 3/4, Rawsthorne 0/1 7,819
21 July 22   Widnes Vikings 19-24   Toronto Wolfpack Halton Stadium Lussick, Mullally, Rawsthorne, Stanley, Thompson McCrone 1/4, Miloudi 1/1 3,813
4 August 23   Bradford Bulls 20-25   Toronto Wolfpack Odsal Stadium Leutele (2), Rawsthorne (2), Kay Wallace 1/3, Miloudi 1/2, Miloudi DG 3,121
10 August 24   Toronto Wolfpack 56-6   York City Knights Lamport Stadium O’Brien (3), Ackers (2), McCrone (2), Miloudi (2), Dixon, Rawsthorne, Russell O’Brien 5/10, Wallace 1/1 7,261
17 August 25   Toronto Wolfpack 46-0   Rochdale Hornets Lamport Stadium Russell (3), O’Brien (2), Stanley (2), Miloudi, Olbison O’Brien 3/7, Miloudi 2/3 5,769
31 August 26   Toronto Wolfpack 62-8   Barrow Raiders Lamport Stadium Kay (3), Dixon (2), Russell (2), Ackers, McCrone, Mellor, Mullally O’Brien 9/11 7,129
7 September 27   Toronto Wolfpack 46-12   Leigh Centurions Lamport Stadium McCrone (2), Beswick, Kay, Mellor, Miloudi, O’Brien, Russell O’Brien 7/8 8,152

Play-offsEdit

Date Game Home Score Away Venue Tries Goals Attendance
22 September Semi-final   Toronto Wolfpack 40-24   Toulouse Olympique Lamport Stadium Leutele (3), Mellor (2), Kay, McCrone, Stanley O’Brien 4/8 9,325
5 October Grand Final   Toronto Wolfpack 24-6   Featherstone Rovers Lamport Stadium McCrone, Mellor, Thompson, Wallace O’Brien 2/3, Wallace 2/2 9,974

Squad statisticsEdit

As of 5 October

No Player Position Age Apps Tries Goals DG Points
1 Gareth O'Brien Fullback 27 27 20 99 0 278
2 Matty Russell Wing 25 21 27 0 0 108
3 Chase Stanley Centre 29 17 13 0 0 52
4 Ricky Leutele Centre 28 28 18 0 0 72
5 Liam Kay Wing 28 16 11 0 0 44
6 Joe Mellor Halfback 28 21 8 0 0 32
7 Josh McCrone Scrum-half 31 28 9 1 1 39
8 Adam Sidlow Prop 32 17 5 0 0 20
9 Bob Beswick Hooker 35 17 4 0 0 16
10 Ashton Sims Prop 34 23 0 0 0 0
11 Andrew Dixon Second-row 29 29 13 0 0 52
12 Bodene Thompson Second-row 30 21 4 0 0 16
13 Jon Wilkin Loose forward 35 27 2 0 0 8
14 Andy Ackers Hooker 26 29 14 0 0 56
15 Darcy Lussick Prop 29 25 3 0 0 12
16 Tom Olbison Second-row 27 29 4 0 0 16
17 Blake Wallace Stand-off 27 23 16 35 0 134
18 Gadwin Springer Prop 25 18 0 0 0 0
19 Gary Wheeler Wing 28 3 2 0 0 8
20 Adam Higson Wing 31 7 3 0 0 12
21 Anthony Mullally Prop 27 24 4 0 0 16
22 Greg Worthington Centre 28 9 2 0 0 8
23 Ryan Brierley Stand-off 26 5 1 1 0 6
24 Nick Rawsthorne Centre 23 14 9 0 0 36
25 Jack Logan Centre 23 3 1 0 0 4
26 Brad Fash Lock 23 2 0 0 0 0
27 Hakim Miloudi Wing 26 10 4 4 1 25
29 Jacob Emmitt Prop 31 2 1 0 0 4
33 Olsi Krasniqi Prop 27 1 0 0 0 0

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Nat Name Position Signed from Date
  Ricky Leutele Centre   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks May 2018
  Jon Wilkin Second Row   St. Helens October 2018
  Joe Mellor Scrum Half   Widnes Vikings October 2018
  Bodene Thompson Second Row   Warrington Wolves October 2018
  Tom Olbison Second Row   Widnes Vikings October 2018
  Gadwin Springer Prop   Castleford Tigers October 2018
  Anthony Mullally Prop   Leeds Rhinos February 2019
  Jack Logan Centre   Hull F.C. (Loan) March 2019
  Brad Fash Second Row   Hull F.C. (Loan) March 2019
  Hakim Miloudi Wing   Hull F.C. April 2019

OutEdit

Nat Name Position Club signed Date
  Jack Bussey Loose Forward   Featherstone Rovers September 2018
  Cory Paterson Second Row Retirement October 2018
  Richard Whiting Centre Retirement October 2018
  Quinn Ngawati Stand Off Released October 2018
  Jonny Pownall Wing   Leigh Centurions November 2018
  James Laithwaite Second Row Retirement November 2018
  Ryan Burroughs Wing Released November 2018
  Sam Hopkins Prop   Workington Town December 2018
  Jack Buchanan Prop Burleigh Bears January 2019
  Olsi Krasniqi Prop   London Broncos May 2019
  Jacob Emmitt Prop   Leigh Centurions March 2019
  Nick Rawsthorne Centre   York City Knights (Loan) April 2019
  Mason Caton-Brown Wing   Wakefield Trinity April 2019
  Ryan Brierley Stand Off   Leigh Centurions (Loan) April 2019
  Adam Higson Wing   Leigh Centurions June 2019

MilestonesEdit

Former Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has been named new Toronto Wolfpack head coach.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Widnes Vikings: RFL accepts new takeover deal but still imposes 12-point penalty". BBC Sport. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Wolfpack turn to 'world-class coach' McDermott, set sights on Super League". CBC Sport. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  1. ^ Aggregate number of visitors at the double header with Hull FC – Catalans Dragons opening game

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