The Toronto Wolfpack started existence within the second-tier Betfred Championship with a rousing 34-12 comeback win over the Leigh Centurions on Sunday.
Liam Kay scored 3 tries to lead the Wolfpack, the transatlantic rugby crew that earned promotion from the third-tier following a dominant inaugural 2017 season.
Cory Paterson, along with his first check out as a member of the Wolfpack, gave Toronto a 16-12 lead — its first of the sport — early in the second one part.
Paterson intercepted a kick and ran it the entire means down to the Leigh line for the rating. The Wolfpack powered via from there, scoring a complete of 34 unanswered issues.
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Kay scored his moment of the fit a pair mins after Paterson and Ryan Brierley added any other for a 26-12 Toronto lead.
Kay scored his final check out within the demise moments of the fit.
The Wolfpack conceded two early tries to pass down 12-Zero within the first part however tries from Adam Sidlow and Kay minimize the deficit to 12-10 on the wreck.
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Plenty of recent faces
Toronto had a rocky pre-season punctuated through accidents and the surprising and unexplained departures of superstar forwards Fuifui Moimoi, Ryan Bailey and Dave Taylor.
Former captain Craig Hall, Steve Crossley, Tom Dempsey, Dan Fleming, Rhys Jacks, Sean Penkywicz and Shaun Pick left the membership throughout the low season.
Paterson, who in the past performed for Leigh, is one in all a number of new faces at the Wolfpack. Other newbies come with fellow Australians Jack Buchanan and new captain Josh McCrone, Albanian-born Olsi Krasniqi, Fiji global Ashton Sims and England’s Andy Ackers, Tom Armstrong, Adam Higson, Sam Hopkins, Nick Rawsthorne and Joe Westerman.
Toronto continues its season subsequent weekend towards the Barrow Raiders.
Beginning of lengthy street commute
The Wolfpack play 14 in their first 15 video games in England as their house box, Lamport Stadium, undergoes renovations.
Leigh completed 11th within the Super League final season with a 6-17-Zero document and was once relegated to the Championship after dropping 26-10 to the Catalan Dragon.
Toronto, in the meantime, received promotion from the Kingstone Press League 1 (now the Betfred League 1) through successful the third-tier league with a 20-1-1 document.