Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed their return to action with the announcement of nine upcoming fixtures in the Canada Cup.
The former Super League outfit have announced fixtures from July through until October in the competition at Lamport Stadium against teams from the United States, Jamaica and from Canada.
Toronto say they are also working hard at negotiating one additional international match for 2023.
Toronto Wolfpack had previously confirmed their plans to be involved in the North American league, before withdrawing to focus on their own ‘destiny’ and competition.
The Canadian club have not played since their 42-6 win over Washington DC Cavalry in the Canada Cup in September 2021.
Toronto Wolfpack confirm return
A recent open letter read: “To Our Wolfpack Family…
“On behalf of the Toronto Wolfpack RLFC organisation, we would like to take this opportunity to officially announce that the Wolfpack will be back for the 2023 season!
“Despite our faith in the proposed NARL league competition and best efforts to make that a reality, we have decided to control our own destiny and grow our own competition.
“As a result, the team will be hosting the 2023 Toronto Wolfpack Canada Cup. We will be playing a minimum of nine games this season at the “Den”, Lamport Stadium.
“The 2023 Canada Cup will have the Wolfpack hosting rugby league teams from the United States, Jamaica and from Canada. In addition, the team is hard at work negotiating one additional international match for the 2023 season.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the loyal team Wolfpack fans for your patience, for your support and for running with the pack!
The Canada Cup was introduced in 2021, and will kick off in 2023 on July 8 as Toronto face Copperheads.
The remaining eight fixtures include opponents All Stars, Whistler Wolves, Atlanta Rhinos (twice), Jamaica Hurricanes, Tampa Mayhem, DC Cavalry and Jacksonville Axemen.
The side withdrew from Super League midway through the 2020 campaign due to the Covid-19 pandemic and financial difficulties.