Sec­ond Cana­dian team may join RFL

The Guardian - Sport - - Racing -

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.


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