Toronto Wolfpack was set up to fail, says Brian Noble

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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5 Comments

  1. It would appear that if the RFL/SL treat all the other clubs like they have Toronto, the game would be in a mess. The SL clubs would have been jumping for joy becuase they could share Toronto’s split of the central funding.
    Expansion is not seen as a positive, Castleford V Wakefield is seen as world class media delight despite the fact that most of the worlds media couldn’t care less.
    As for the current virus situation, read the comments to see what the priorities are.

    • Brian Noble should be the board of the RFLorSL we need expansion the game is dying and sort out the scrum let them push

  2. Toronto if you want to be in super league , you need to play under the same rules as the rest of the league . Didn’t hear no moaning when you won div 1 and the championship . The games I’ve seen on TV your way below par . Not fit enough , dum football and out classed . As for a business the owner could of bought 3-4 good players for the price of sonny Bill Williams. The game needs to teams in Scotland , Ireland and wales in super league first . Walk before you run RFL

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