Rowley slams “horrendous” Toronto following London defeat

Paul Rowley blasted his side after they were brought down to earth in the capital.

The Wolfpack’s superb start to the season ended in emphatic style as they suffered a 47-16 defeat to London.

Toronto failed to sustain their performance levels in the early rounds of the season, and Rowley warned that they will continue to come unstuck if they provide similar displays in the future.

“You get what you deserve in this game,” he said.

“London were very good value for the win and if anything, they should have beaten us by more points.

“I just thought from minute one to minute 80 we played very, very poorly.

“I don’t think we were honest in our defence. The two areas we were poor in were defence and our kicking game. We got schooled in that department.

“We were horrendous today, really, really poor. But what I don’t want to do is take anything away from London. I think London are doing a good job, I thought the referee had a good game, we have no excuses, we were beaten by a far better side on the day.”

Rowley, however, refused to accept that the result was a reality check.

“We’re never arrogant enough of not thinking we’re capable of being on the receiving end of one of them, but we’re also capable of giving one. If we turn up to any game in Championship with the defensive attitude and respect of the ball we had today we will also receive more of them.”