Toronto Wolfpack open Super 8s Qualifiers with 14-0 win over Halifax RLFC
Members of the Toronto Wolfpack practice at Toronto's Lamport Stadium on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. After starting in the third tier of English rugby league in 2017, the Toronto Wolfpack are potentially just seven games away from winning promotion to the elite Super League. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:16PM EDT
HALIFAX, United Kingdom -- Andy Ackers and Andrew Dixon had a try each as the Toronto Wolfpack kicked off the Super 8s Qualifiers with a 14-0 win over Halifax RLFC on Sunday.
Gaz O'Brien supplied the rest of the points with a penalty and two conversions.
The transatlantic team is potentially seven games away from securing promotion to the top-flight Super League with the win.
Toronto finished first in the third-tier League 1 in 2017 and topped the second-tier Betfred Championship this year with a 20-2-1 record. Halifax was fourth at 16-6-1.
While the top eight teams in the Super League fight it out to see which two make it to the Grand Final, the bottom four Super League franchises join the top four Championship sides in the so-called Super 8s Qualifiers.
The eight teams play each other once. The top three finishers will earn status in the Super League while No. 4 will take on No. 5 in what is dubbed the Million Pound Game to see who joins them.
Toronto hosts the Hull Kingston Rovers next on Aug. 18. Hull will be the first Super League team to play at Lamport Stadium.