Toronto’s withdrawal from Super League would have caused even more of a headache had they not lost all six of their games so far.
As it is, whether their results are expunged from the record entirely or whether their remaining opponents are simply given two points won’t make too much of a difference with the exception of points difference – which may prove to be the biggest argument for removing their results altogether.
The Wolfpack were hammered 66-12 by Leeds in what turned out to be their final Super League game, and also had a 32 point hiding at the hands of St Helens.
They fared a little better against Wigan (losing by 22), Castleford (18), Warrington (10) and Salford (eight).
Here’s how the current Super League table would look if their records are removed completely:
Scrapping Toronto’s results wouldn’t change the top two or the bottom three ahead of the restart, but it would see Huddersfield leap up to third, above Leeds and Warrington.
The Wolves would fall to sixth and champions St Helens would be down to 8th.
Catalans, Huddersfield, Hull, Hull KR and Wakefield were all scheduled to play Toronto twice in the remaining rounds.
If a walkover 24-0 win was given to all of Toronto’s 16 opponents from now until the rest of the season, here is the impact it would have on the table:
Of course, it makes no difference to the change in placings as per the expunged calculation, but may have an impact on points difference further down the line.
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