Halifax RLFC 0-14 Toronto Wolfpack

Sunday 12th August 2018
KO: 15:00 - Round: 1

0-14 FT

HT: 0 6

Attendance: 1,774

Official: C Kendall

Venue: The Shay Stadium

  • Halifax RLFC

  • Tries

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

  • Toronto Wolfpack

  • Tries
    Andy Ackers, Andrew Dixon,

  • Goals
    Gareth O'Brien 3,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Kieren
Moss
James
Saltonstall
Steve
Tyrer
Ben
Heaton
Will
Sharp
Scott
Murrell
Ben
Johnston
Ben
Kaye
Jacob
Fairbank
Shane
Grady
Ed
Barber
Elliot
Morris
Brandon
Moore
Jordan
Baldwinson

Bench

Gareth
O'Brien
Matty
Russell
Chase
Stanley
Gary
Wheeler
Liam
Kay
Josh
McCrone
Blake
Wallace
Ashton
Sims
Bob
Beswick
Darcy
Lussick
Andrew
Dixon
Cory
Paterson
Jacob
Emmitt
Jack
Buchanan
Jack
Bussey
Andy
Ackers
Adam
Sidlow

Official Report / Commentary

Toronto Wolfpack made a winning start to their Super 8s Qualifiers campaign but they were made to work hard for the points by part-timers Halifax.

The Wolfpack needed a try from Andrew Dixon four minutes from the end to finally see off their hosts 14-0 at the Shay to edge closer to a potential place in Betfred Super League for 2019.

The Canadian side finished eight points clear of their rivals at the end of the Betfred Championship season but Halifax provided a fair indication of the size of their task if they are to gain promotion.

Toronto led 6-0 at half-time thanks to Andy Ackers' converted try and Gareth O'Brien knocked over a penalty to give the visitors breathing space before Dixon made sure of the result.

The Wolfpack had to do it the hard way after both wingers Liam Kay and Matty Russell went off injured inside the first 23 minutes.

Head coach Paul Rowley said: “It was a blow losing two wingers and they are not any two wingers, they are probably our most consistent performers. It really affected our ruck speed and our cutting edge as well.

“I’m really disappointed for Liam, it looks like it could be season over, but Matty will come back strong.”

Halifax coach Richard Marshall said: “There wasn’t a lot between the two teams. We made it really difficult for them.

“Execution let us down today. We had plenty of opportunities, we had good, strong field position at key times in the game but we came up a bit short. I thought we were a bit edgy and a bit nervous.” 

  • 78: GOAL! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Gareth O'Brien
  • 77: TRY! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Andrew Dixon
  • 59: GOAL! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Gareth O'Brien
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Gareth O'Brien
  • 36: TRY! scored for Toronto Wolfpack by Andy Ackers
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Halifax 0
    Wolfpack 4

    Goals:

    Halifax 0
    Wolfpack 6