Artful French tames Wolfpack as Wigan extend Toronto’s miserable run

13 February 2020 10:10
• Wigan Warriors 32-10 Toronto Wolfpack• Bevan French inspires victory over injury-hit CanadiansToronto’s winless start to their first season in Super League continued – as did their growing injury crisis – after a Bevan French-inspired Wigan inflicted a third consecutive defeat on the Wolfpack. Brian McDermott’s side have shown plenty of effort and endeavour in the opening month of the season but they are already facing a player shortage.They had only 18 available players going into this game, before Jon Wilkin pulled out minutes before kick-off with a knee injury and two more players, Gadwin Springer and James Cunningham, suffered injuries in the game. With Sonny Bill Williams among the big names absent – he is in New Zealand for the birth of his fourth child – Toronto are in desperate need of bodies as soon as possible. Their request for a six-figure salary cap dispensation to boost their squad of just 23 players was rejected by clubs recently, deepening their woes. Related: Castleford hope to make Israel Folau feel 'rusty' on Catalans Dragons debut Related: Salford’s Evalds serves reality check to Super League new boys Toronto Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian