Toronto Wolfpack set to play more ‘home’ games in UK

Toronto chairman Bob Hunter has conceded the Wolfpack may have to play more of their ‘home’ games in the UK in 2020.

The Canadian club have played all six matches in England so far due to a combination of the harsh Canadian winter and the unavailability of their local authority-owned Lamport Stadium until April.

Toronto were scheduled to play their first game in Canada against Hull on April 18 – but that won’t be played due to the City of Toronto cancelling all mass events until June 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hunter said: “Governments will decide when we will be back and the other challenge is whether it is at similar dates.

“What may be the case in Canada may be different in the UK. The UK could be back quicker.

“It’s complicated by the fact that the airlines aren’t flying and that there are serious restrictions on global travel.

“It could end up that we have to play more games in the UK than we had planned but, if that is the only hardship, then we stand by what the league wants to do.

“If we actually can fit in 11 games in Canada, that’s the ideal scenario, if it’s a few less, not perfect but, I think if the league wants to start and Canada isn’t ready, then certainly we’re going to start, for sure.”

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