Toronto thrash Dewsbury to go eight points clear at the top

Toronto Wolfpack thrashed Dewsbury Rams 70-8 at the Lamport Stadium to go eight points clear at the top of the Championship.

The damage was done early on as the Wolfpack scored five tries in the opening 24 minutes.

Tries from Gareth O’Brien, Andy Ackers, two tries from Matty Russell and another for Anthony Mullally, three of which were converted by O’Brien put the Wolfpack 28 points up just past the midway point of the first half.

The Rams then managed to recover from that opening onslaught and grabbed a try back through Rob Worrincy, it went unconverted but Dewsbury had a try on the board.

However, the reprieve would be brief as the Wolfpack managed another two tries before the break as Mullally scored a second try and Joe Mellor also got in on the act. Both tries were converted by O’Brien to bring the Wolfpack up to 40 points.

The home side were starting to enjoy themselves in the second half and got three more tries before the hour mark.

Liam Kay scored twice and then Adam Sidlow got in on the act. O’Brien converted all three tries as the Canadians passed the half century.

The visitors were not having much luck, but they did have another try to celebrate as Adam Ryder got in with just over 10 minutes to go. Once again, it went unconverted, but they gave their fans something else to cheer.

Determined to have the last word, the home side did just that as they ran in two more tries, courtesy of Blake Wallace and Bob Beswick. O’Brien converted both tries as the Wolfpack racked up 70 points.

The Wolfpack are very keen to avoid what happened last year, when they fell at the last hurdle to get into the Super League. They welcome Toulouse next Saturday in a game where they can all but clinch the Championship League Leaders Shield.

As for the Rams, they remain clear from the relegation places, but their points difference took a battering. They welcome Leigh Centurions next Sunday.

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