Dewsbury Rams 12-23 Toronto Wolfpack
Dewsbury Rams took on Toronto Wolfpack in the first ever Trans-Atlantic fixture at The Tetley’s Stadium. Although it was a defeat in the end for the Rams, Head Coach Neil Kelly’s men put in a determined performance against top of the table opposition.
The Rams started the game off brightly, and showed some great defensive work early on, the home side managed to repel the Canadian teams attacks until the 12th minute.
The first try came on the 12th minute when Reni Maitua bustled his way through to score, Ryan Brierley missed his conversion kick to put the score at 0-6.
Toronto then scored two more quick tries, the first coming from Adam Higson and the second came from Chase Standley. Brierley once again missed his chance to add the extra’s taking the score to 0-12.
Dewsbury grabbed their first points of the afternoon on the 25th, a well put together move was finished off by Dom Speakman, Paul Sykes added the extra’s to put the score to 6-12 on the day.
Toronto then added to their tally by scoring a penalty, Brierley kicked over to add two points, taking the score to 6-14.
The Canadian side scored the first try in the second half on the 52nd minute, and Higson got his second try of the afternoon, Brierley again missed his conversion kick, taking the score to 6-18.
Toronto edged their lead out further with a drop goal on the 70th minute mark by Brierley, and the visitors rounded their scoring off on the 77th minute with a try by Brierley who then kicked for the extra’s.
The game wasn’t finished there though as the Rams who had battled hard all through the game won a penalty try in the 79th minute. Sykes kicked for another two points, taking the score to 12-23.
Dewsbury are again back at The Tetely’s Stadium this Sunday when they face Halifax.