FORMER Salford Red Devils player Adam Sidlow scored the final try in Toronto Wolfpack’s first ever match.
The 14-6 victory over West Yorkshire amateurs Siddal earned the Wolfpack a place in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup, a competition only 29 years younger than Canada.
Sidlow said: “I like crashing over the line as a prop. We don’t get too many, but I’d take the win over scoring any day, but yeah it was a good win.”
Could’ve played better, but you’ve got to grind wins out sometimes.”
Head coach of the Toronto Wolfpack, former Leigh Centurions boss Paul Rowley said at fulltime: “We expected what we got. They played us here for that reason obviously. The Fields a leveller.”
They’re a very big side, so you’ve got to go through them and that’s incredibly hard on this pitch and these conditions, but amateur means you don’t get paid. It doesn’t mean you’re any less smart, or skilful, or big, or strong, so they don’t get paid, we do, but equally I think they’d fare well if they were a League One side.”
They’d hold their own and I can see why they steamroll most teams in their competition.”
The first ever try for Toronto was scored by USA international Ryan Burroughs and this was fitting for the first ever professional Rugby League team in North America.
Toronto are ball number 20 in the Challenge Cup fourth round draw, which takes place at 7pm tonight on board HMS Bulwark in Plymouth.
Major Jack Duckitt Royal Marines will draw the home balls and former Great Britain captain Paul Sculthorpe MBE will draw the away sides. The draw can be watched live via the BBC Sport website.