Toronto Wolfpack 64-12 Dewsbury Rams

Dewsbury Rams were defeated by Toronto Wolfpack in Canada, and although it was a heavy loss the Rams players did all they could in front of the teams traveling support.

The game started off well for the Rams, putting their hosts under early pressure, and it wasn’t until the 8th minute when the Trans-Atlantic team grabbed their first try. Liam Kay cut inside the Rams defence to drive over the line. Gareth O’Brien was converting the extra’s on the day for the hosts, and he kicked his goal to put Toronto 6-0 up.

Toronto’s next try came five minutes later when Darcy Lussick went over the line, O’Brien again converted the kick to take the hosts up to 12-0. Andy Ackers stretched the Wolfpack’s lead on the 16th minute, and O’Brien again added the goal.

Three minutes later Chase Stanley grabbed his try of the afternoon by charging his way over the whitewash, O’Brien this time missed his conversion and the score became 22-0 to Toronto.

Cory Paterson grabbed Toronto’s fourth try of the afternoon on the 25th minute, O’Brien this time didn’t miss his kick taking the score to 28-0. O’Brien himself scored a try on the 27th minute, his first of two tries that afternoon. He went on to convert the kick to add the extra two points, putting the score at 34-0.

Dewsbury got themselves a try on the 37th minute, Dom Speakman’s clever kick through meant Toby Everett had space to dive on the ball to score Dewsbury’s first try of the game. James Glover converted the kick to add the two points, making the score Toronto 34-6 Dewsbury.

The hosts extended their lead just two minutes later and a minute before half time when Blake Wallace stepped through the Rams defence to score. O’Brien added the goal to put the score at half time Wolfpack 40-6 Rams.

The second half was a much tighter affair and started in some style for the West Yorkshire team when the Rams created a clever move from left to right. Josh Guzdek finished the move off by slamming the ball down over the whitewash. Glover added the extra’s to take the score to 40-12.

Toronto extended their lead on the 65th minute when they broke away and Jack Buchanan finished off a lightening quick move, O’Brien added the goal to put the score at 46-12 to the Canadians. They scored again two minutes later when O’Brien grabbed his second try of the afternoon, ghosting through a gap in the Rams defence. O’Brien kicked to add the extra points, making the score 52-12 to Toronto.

Nick Rawsthorne scored his try of the day for Toronto on the 73rd minute, a move from the scrum released him so he could race clear to dive over the line. O’Brien converted for the two points and that made the score 58-12 to the Wolfpack.

The scoring finished two minutes from time when Toronto’s Matthew Russell grabbed his try for the day. He was the Wolfpack’s ninth different try scorer that afternoon, O’Brien converted the kick to make the final score, Toronto 64-12 Dewsbury.

Next Sunday the Rams will face Leigh Centurions at home 4pm kick off, and remember the Bailey Bar will be open from 12.30pm so fans can come and watch England play their World Cup game against Panama which kicks off at 1pm.

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