Toronto Wolfpack has decided that they will no longer participate in the rest of the 2020 Super League season due to the “overwhelming financial challenges” posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
On the other hand, from the Canadian team, in which Sonny Bill Williams is part of their squad, they say that they still “intend to form a team by 2021.”
Toronto, which will also withdraw from the Challenge Cup, said in a statement: “This decision has not been taken lightly, and in consideration of a number of club-specific factors being the only transatlantic team in the tournament. Revenue streams of tickets, sponsors and days of game very reduced thanks to not being able to play the eleven games of Super League in our house “.
In addition, last week, BBC Sport reported that Toronto could be forced to withdraw due to visa problems for seven of its players. They were at the bottom of the table when the season was suspended in March, having lost all their matches.
“The club’s decision is especially disappointing given the imminent restart of the season,” added the statement from the organization of the event and added: “Our intention is to start the tournament again on August 2.”