Second Canadian team may join RFL
The man behind the launch of Toronto Wolfpack has revealed that plans are already advanced for a second Canadian team to enter the Rugby Football League in two years’ time. Hamilton is understood to be a likely destination for the new venture and the Toronto chief executive, Eric Perez, told the Guardian: “Within six months, the world will know about the next Canadian side coming in for 2019, so get ready.
“I can’t officially say where yet, but I will say that it is the way to generate serious revenue in this market. Having one team is not enough; we want two, three, four and then five [North Andrew Lewis has added a gold at the Paratriathlon world championships to the one he won at the Rio Games American] teams – once you’ve done that, the revenue will begin to spill into the British game to help prop up clubs who are struggling.”
Perez also revealed his desire for a northern hemisphere league to be created within the next 10 years, allowing the best rugby league sides on both sides of the Atlantic to combine forces.
Aaron Bower Para-triathlon
Andrew Lewis claimed gold and Jade Jones won silver as Great Britain collected eight medals at the Paratriathlon world championships grand final in Rotterdam. Lewis, the PT2 Paralympic champion in Rio, won by more than a minute from the American Mark Barr. Jones, meanwhile, made up ground after coming out of the swim in third place but was unable to overtake the Australian Emily Tapp.