Kevin Brown says rugby league fans should be embracing Toronto Wolfpack, who he believes are enhancing the game.
The 35-year-old, who will be a Salford player in 2020, recently witnessed the Canadian experience himself as he played for Leigh against Toronto in a Championship game at Lamport Stadium.
The Wolfpack will play in Super League next season after beating Featherstone in the Championship Grand Final last Saturday.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Brown said: “We should all get really excited at how far they’ve come from nothing three years ago to having a fanbase of around 10,000.
“The growth of the sport with the Wolfpack is something which should be celebrated.
“Logistically, there will be challenges with them initially, but I’m sure it will be overcome and we’ll get the best experience for Super League fans and players.
“Looking at how Catalans Dragons have developed and enhanced our sport over the last decade, it’s going to be a massive boost for Super League. As an older player who’ll turn into a fan, I’m so excited to see teams like Toronto doing well.”