Toronto to take Super League fixture to York

The new York Community Stadium will host a Toronto Super League game as part of a double-header with a York City Knights Championship fixture.

The Wolfpack will play three home games in the UK before their first game at Lamport Stadium on April 18th, with London likely to be another destination. The home game with Castleford is part of a double-header to open the season at Headingley.

York will host the game against Wakefield on Sunday March 22, with the City Knights playing a league game on the same day with that fixture to be confirmed when the Championship fixtures are released on November 17.

Knights Chairman Jon Flatman said: “This is an exciting development in the growth of Rugby League in York and North Yorkshire. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the local community to see top class sport in wonderful new community stadium facilities.

“Tickets will be on sale soon and I am sure it’ll be a world class event that’s not to be missed. Let’s aim for a sell-out and a day to remember for everyone!

“A big thank you to David Argyle and Martin Vickers at Toronto Wolfpack, and City of York Council and the Stadium Management Company for their support in making this a reality in addition to the RFL and Super League for supporting this initiative.”

Toronto are no strangers to York – they won there 14-0 last season, but suffered a 26-16 defeat to the City Knights at Bootham Crescent back in 2017 – their first ever league loss.

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