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You have the Warriors, yes, but the NRL is vastly richer than SL. It is a money drain for Toronto's owners. How long will they be prepared to keeping chucking it in, and funding the cost of SL teams flying out there?
 
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You have the Warriors, yes, but the NRL is vastly richer than SL. It is a money drain for Toronto's owners. How long will they be prepared to keeping chucking it in, and funding the cost of SL teams flying out there?

We need an Arab Sheik ...
 

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I'd like to see a New York City based club join the English Super League in the future. You could call them American Anacondas!
 

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Newly promoted Super League club Toronto Wolfpack have been asked to take a 'home' match to the Netherlands.

Wolfpack plan to play their first three home matches overseas because of the Canadian winter and unavailability of their Lamport Stadium until April 2020.

The Netherlands Rugby League has submitted a bid to host a fixture in either Rotterdam or Amsterdam.
 

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Toronto Wolfpack face competition from "many clubs" to sign New Zealand cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams, says director of rugby Brian Noble.
 

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Sonny Bill Williams has completed his cross-code return to rugby league after signing for Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack on a two-year deal.

It is the two-time rugby union World Cup winner's third stint in the 13-man code, the New Zealander having started his career in Australia's NRL in 2004.

"The club has big ambitions and big goals," the 34-year-old said.

"I want to be part of all this and do all I can to help reach those lofty goals."

The Wolfpack, a club owned by Australian mining tycoon David Argyle, have made Williams one of their two permitted marquee players on a deal believed to be worth £5m over two years.

It will make him the highest paid player in the history of either code, but his marquee status means that only the first £150,000 of his salary will count towards the club's salary cap.
 

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Sonny Bill Williams has completed his cross-code return to rugby league after signing for Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack on a two-year deal.

It is the two-time rugby union World Cup winner's third stint in the 13-man code, the New Zealander having started his career in Australia's NRL in 2004.

"The club has big ambitions and big goals," the 34-year-old said.

"I want to be part of all this and do all I can to help reach those lofty goals."

The Wolfpack, a club owned by Australian mining tycoon David Argyle, have made Williams one of their two permitted marquee players on a deal believed to be worth £5m over two years.

It will make him the highest paid player in the history of either code, but his marquee status means that only the first £150,000 of his salary will count towards the club's salary cap.
I think SBW found his Allan Bond, although I doubt if he needed to.
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Toronto Wolfpacks surprised the rugby world earlier this month with the announcement that they are set to sign Sonny Bill Williams, making him the highest-paid rugby player in the world across both codes.

The Canadian club, who will embark on their first season in the Super League next year, are expected to continue their hunt for the world’s leading players and they could turn to the NRL to try and persuade some of the leading stars to join them.

Apparently looking at Smith, Wighton and Holmes.
 

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Toronto Wolfpack have signed Leeds Rhinos prop Brad Singleton and London Broncos half-back James :)ningham for the 2020 season.

Singleton joins on a three-year deal while :)ningham's is two years.

The move reunites Cumbrian front-rower Singleton, 27, with his former boss Brian McDermott, and ends a 10-year association with the Rhinos.

:)ningham, 25, has played 136 games for Hull FC and the Broncos, and has been involved in the England set-up.
 

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Four Toronto Wolfpack players have agreed contract extensions with the promoted Super League club. Half-back and captain Josh McCrone has signed for one more year with the Canadian side.

Hooker Andy Ackers and centres Gary Wheeler and Chase Stanley have all signed deals for two more years.

Wheeler is the only one of the quartet to have previously played in rugby league's top division during spells with St Helens and Warrington Wolves.
 

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Toronto Wolfpack's Bodene Thompson, Gadwin Springer and Hakim Miloudi have signed extended contracts with the newly promoted Super League club.
 

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Sonny Bill Williams will be allowed to cover up the logo of Super League sponsors Betfred on his Toronto Wolfpack jersey for religious reasons.

The cross-code star, who converted to Islam in 2009, previously covered up the logos of banking sponsors while at Super Rugby union side Auckland Blues.

Super League and the title sponsors came to a compromise over the issue.
 

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Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed their Super League 'home' game with St Helens on 29 February will now take place at Warrington's Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The game was scheduled to take place at Saracens's Allianz Park, but that plan was abandoned after "significant changes to terms and conditions".

Wolfpack will take their first three Super League home games 'on the road' to Leeds, now Warrington and York.

Weather conditions are too severe to stage early-season matches in Toronto.

UK general manager Martin Vickers said the decision was "disappointing" and urged fans who have already made travel commitments to contact the club.
 

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Wolfpack have signed France half-back Tony Gigot on a four-week trial.

The playmaker, 29, won the Lance Todd Trophy in Catalans Dragons' 2018 Challenge Cup win but had been without a club since his departure last winter.

He bolsters a Wolfpack side struggling with injuries to James :)ningham and Joe Mellor in the pivot positions.
 

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Wolfpack have released former Great Britain coach Brian Noble from his role as director of rugby, on a mutually agreed basis.

It ends a four-year association with the Wolfpack for the 59-year-old, who had been notably responsible for player development and recruitment.

During his time, Toronto earned two promotions to reach Super League, just three years into their existence.