Road to the championship: Round 3

Toronto Wolfpack RLFC are just five matches away from a storybook promotion into the Championship, starting with Sunday’s clash with the Keighley Cougars.

The boys are aiming to leave their final trip to England for the season on a high after bouncing back from the loss to York City Knights with a 68-0 drubbing of Workington Town at Derwent Park last Sunday.

“From top to bottom, I thought we were fantastic,” said head coach Paul Rowley after the victory.

The Wolfpack kept their place atop the Super 8s, with the winner’s instant promotion to the second tier of English rugby league firmly in sight.

Topping the post-season table are the Wolfpack at 32 points – a three-point buffer over the Barrow Raiders and the third-placed Whitehaven (both 29 points).

With a victory over Keighley at Cougar Park on Sunday, Wolfpack can set up a four-match home run into a Kingston Press League 1 victory.

With all four games at Lamport Stadium, Wolfpack fans can cheer their side on the road to the Championship.

 

YOUR GUIDE TO THE SUPER 8s

How it works: Once the Kingstone Press League1 season concludes, the top-eight teams head straight into the Super 8s competition carrying their points with them. After teams plays each other for a total of seven matches, the leading side secures automatic promotion to England’s second-tier, the Championship.Meanwhile, the teams finishing second, third, fourth and fifth qualify for the playoffs.

Meanwhile, the teams finishing second, third, fourth and fifth qualify for the playoffs.
Second hosts fifth and third hosts fourth, and the victorious teams face each other in the Playoff Final.
The winner bags the second promotion ticket to the Championship.Where the Wolfpack sits: After 15 regular season victories, Wolfpack

Where the Wolfpack sits: After 16 victories, Wolfpack are leading the Super 8s on 32 points, with Barrow Raiders second on 29 points. Although Whitehaven are also on 29 points, Barrow Raiders are ahead on points differential.

Who the Wolfpack plays: Away – Keighley Cougars August 13. Home (Lamport Stadium) – Newcastle Thunder August 19, Whitehaven RLFC September 2, Barrow Raiders September 9, Doncaster RLFC September 16.

By: Evin Priest

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