Toronto off to a great start in UK League

7th March 2017, 10:14


Toronto off to a great start in UK League

Toronto Wolfpack kicked off their Kingstone Press League 1 campaign in style, with a 76-0 win over London Skolars on Saturday. Fuifui Moimoi scored a hat-trick during the 13-try rout, but there was a silver lining for the Skolars as they broke their record attendance, with 1,542 Rugby League fans packing into the New River Stadium. Liam Kay, Jonny Pownall, Craig Hall, Bob Beswick, Andrew Dixon and Moimoi all scored first half tries as the Canadian side raced to a 34-0 lead at the break.

Kay, Greg Worthington (2), Hall and Quentin Laulu-Togagae added second-half tries, with Moimoi completing his hat-trick on 71 minutes.

“It was the perfect start. We reminded people that we are not a bad side,” Wolfpack coach Paul Rowley said, referring to last weekend’s narrow 14-6 victory over Siddal in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. “We have got some good attackers and, on a fast track like that, we could play a good brand of rugby. But our defence was strong too. We didn’t just stop them, we were quite brutal at times.

“Moimoi is box office. I would pay money to watch him,” added Rowley. “He has a big frame and leg speed and he doesn’t have a hand brake. You don’t want to stand in his way.”