Toronto coach Brian McDermott insists rugby league can be a huge success in Canada if the Wolfpack are given a second chance in Super League.
The coronavirus pandemic forced the Wolfpack to withdraw from Super League for the rest of the 2020 season but they have re-submitted an application to re-join the competition in 2021 under prospective new owner Carlo LiVolsi.
Toronto are currently waiting for a decision from Super League, and McDermott hopes the club are given a second chance in the top flight next season.
McDermott said: “First off, it works. Rugby league in Canada works and can be great.
“(Secondly), The biggest endorsement I can give our club is the players and staff. None of us have been paid since May and I’ve got a number of players contracted to the club who all want to stay.
“The final one is: the NRL at one stage are going to put a flag in North America and say ‘we grow the game in North America’.
“British Super League has a really chance of saying ‘no, we did it first’. That would be a massive statement and something which shouldn’t be underestimated.”
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