Toronto Wolfpack: New head coach appointed as long-awaited return to the field inches closer

Ben Olawumi
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Toronto Wolfpack Lamport Stadium. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/SWpix

Only a fortnight after their previous announcement, Toronto Wolfpack have now confirmed the appointment of Robin Legault as their new head coach along with Henry Miers as his assistant.

The Canadian outfit earlier this month announced that Matt Wyles would take charge on a permanent basis. Less than 24 hours later though, in bizarre fashion, Wyles opted to resign from the role.

He said in a statement: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation as head coach for the Toronto Wolfpack RLFC.

“I have decided to step down from my position due to personal reasons not related to the team that require my full attention and focus.

I want to thank the Wolfpack organisation for the opportunity to be part of the return of such a great team. I am disappointed after working hard with the organisation for the Wolfpack’s return. However, my personal life has to be my priority.

“I am confident that the team will continue to thrive and achieve great things in the future. I will always be a fan of the Wolfpack and will be cheering them on from afar.

“Thank you again for everything.”

Toronto Wolfpack appoint new head coach

Now, there’s a new – or not so face – at the helm. The Wolfpack announced the duo of Legault and Miers overnight via social media.

Neither are strangers to the club having worked as assistant coaches there in recent times. The pair were set to be in Wyles’ backroom team, but Legault will now step up to take charge himself.

As well as his work with Toronto, Legault is a coach at Chaminade College in American football. He has been involved in the selection process of the Wolfpack squad for their return to action later this year.

Date confirmed for long-awaited return

Former Super League outfit Toronto haven’t played a fixture of any kind since their 42-6 win over Washington DC Cavalry in the Canada Cup in September 2021.

This year, they are set to face teams later this year from the United States, Jamaica and Canada.

When former boss Wyles was appointed, their return was scheduled to come that same week with the visit of Copperheads to the Lamport Stadium. In the wake of his resignation though, that clash was postponed by the club.

It’s now been re-scheduled, and will come on September 30.

According to the Wolfpack website, their first game back will come this Saturday – July 22 – as the All Stars make the trip to the ‘den’.

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