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Wolfpack claw back to beat Rochdale Hornets in dying minutes

Ryan Brierley’s overdue second-half penalty kick earned the Toronto Wolfpack an 18-17 second-tier Betfred Championship rugby win over the Rochdale Hornets on Friday.

Brierley’s kick on the 73-minute mark gave Toronto its first lead in the sport. Following Brierley’s kick, Rochdale (1-Four-Zero) used to be unsuccessful on a drop purpose strive on the 78-minute mark and lengthy penalty two minutes later.

The Toronto Wolfpack had to claw their manner back into the image after falling at the back of early, however controlled to pull off the 18-17 victory over Rochdale. 2:47

Liam Kay, Josh McCrone and Reni Maitua had tries for Toronto (Five-1-1). Brierley additionally registered two conversions.

Toronto rallied from a 16-6 second-half deficit, pulling even 16-16 on Maitua’s take a look at on the 65-minute mark because the conversion used to be unsuccessful. The Hornets went forward 17-16 with a drop purpose 4 minutes later.

That arrange Brierley’s game-winning penalty.

Toronto resumes league motion subsequent Friday, going through the Featherstone Rovers.

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