Rowley keen to judge Toronto’s progress

Toronto coach Paul Rowley believes Sunday’s Challenge Cup tie at Salford will be a good measure to judge how far his team have progressed.

The unbeaten Wolfpack have won all five games in League 1 this season and defeated London Broncos in the last round of the cup, but Rowley admitted the Red Devils present a much sterner test.

“We’re huge underdogs so that’s something new to us, it’s refreshing,” Rowley told

“Salford are riding high at the top of Super League, but it’s a good time to play them – you want a big club early and we’re looking forward to it.

“Obviously playing a team like Salford is good for us and the outcome doesn’t damage us in terms of our objectives for this year. I guess it will be interesting to tell us where we’re at as a team.

“We set our targets and our levels quite high and it’s quite easy to drop off when you are beating our opponents like we have done in the last two weeks.

“It will be a stark reminder of the intensity required. That will be the biggest challenge, competing in an arm wrestle for long periods of time which we’ve not had to do yet.”

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