The RFL have confirmed that Toronto Wolfpack will be entered into League One from 2017, ending weeks and months of speculation about the issue.
In a first for British sport, Rugby League’s third tier will adopt a trans-Atlantic approach as the newly-formed Canadian side come into the competition from 2017.
They will enter the Challenge Cup next year, be headed up by Brian Noble and Paul Rowley as Director of Rugby and head coach respectively, with former player Adam Fogerty also employed as a director.
“It is with great pleasure that I can confirm Toronto Wolfpack’s entry into League One next said,” said RFL chief executive Nigel Wood.
“We have worked closely with the Canadian club’s officials and investors in the last few years and have no doubts that Toronto Wolfpack will enhance a competition which has already established a reputation for welcoming new clubs.”
They will play blocks of four or five games both at home and on the road, and the project will be entirely funded by the Canadian club.
Full details of the project, with the very best detailed reaction, will be in Monday’s League Express.