Toronto Wolfpack was set up to fail, says Brian Noble

Drew Darbyshire

Toronto Wolfpack are being held back by a fear factor, according to former director of rugby Brian Noble.

Noble stepped down from his role with the Canadian club in February after being with them from 2016 – but he has accused the Rugby Football League of setting the Wolfpack up to fail.

He told Forty20 magazine: “I still genuinely think that the Wolfpack was set up to fail.

“Ralph Rimmer wasn’t the RFL CEO when he made the comment on our acceptance that ‘this is the harshest deal I’ve ever seen’.

“He was in a position to change it – a fact I kept reminding him – but there was no will to do something and still isn’t. Maybe that’s because I’m as myopic as all the other clubs with the individual challenges they face.

“But I’m an expansionist too, and you have to give things help to be successful, I don’t care what anyone says.

“The club isn’t seeking favours, just not to be disadvantaged.”

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