This has been a heartening year for rugby league expansionists, with Catalans Dragons becoming the first non-English winners of the Challenge Cup in the sports 123-year history. On Sunday the Wolfpack, formed two years ago, face the Broncos to determine who replaces Widnes in Super League in 2019.
Read more Toronto started Sunday in one of the Qualifiers three automatic promotion places but knew if Hull KR beat Widnes by 14 points or more they would be forced to go through the play‑off of fourth versus fifth. It was clear early on that would be Torontos fate, with the Robins beating the relegated Vikings 30-0.
Danny McGuire has been instrumental in Hull KRs attempts to survive in their first season back in Super League, and here the half-back had a hand in three tries which put them 20-0 up by half-time against a Widnes side who exit Super League having not beaten a top-flight team since April.
Million Pound Game – Ticket Information
It means Hull KR join Leeds and Salford as the three Qualifiers sides guaranteed top-flight rugby in 2019, with Super League now shifting its focus to the play-offs this week. The runaway league leaders, St Helens, head into the semi-finals favourites to become champions for a seventh time – they host Warrington in the first play-off game on Thursday.
On Friday second-placed Wigan welcome third-placed Castleford, who will be aiming to reach the Grand Final for a second successive year. The Warriors begin that game favourites, though, having won their past seven games on the run-in to the play-offs, as they aim to send their long-serving coach, Shaun Wane, out with another title before he departs for Scottish rugby union.
Fans already signed up for 2019 Memberships will also be granted a ticket voucher. Emails will be sent at Monday lunchtime to communicate both offers and an exclusive link and password.
The winners meet at Old Trafford on Saturday 13 October, before British rugby league again revamps its domestic structure over the winter.
Toronto Wolfpack will host the Rugby Football Leagues (RFL) Million Pound Game at Lamport Stadium on Sunday, October 7th (K.O. 2pm EDT) against London Broncos.
0:36 Who will take the 12th and final place in Super League for 2019? The Million Pound Game will have the answer on Sunday, October 7… live on Sky Sports Who will take the 12th and final place in Super League for 2019? The Million Pound Game will have the answer on Sunday, October 7… live on Sky Sports Following Hull KRs 30-0 thrashing of Widnes on Sunday, we now know the make-up of the 2018 Million Pound Game.
A pre-sale will run on Tuesday October 2nd for all 2018 postseason ticket buyers. A link will be sent via email to all buyers to access tickets ahead of general sale.
The Robins were the final team to secure an automatic Super League place next season, with Salford and Leeds the first to ensure their places in the top flight.
The Rhinos were beaten 17-16 by Toronto in the final round of the Qualifiers, and that victory has helped ensure the Wolfpack will host the Million Pound Game, with the fifth-placed Broncos travelling to Canada to fight for a place in Super League in 2019. The Rugby Football League has confirmed that both teams are eligible for promotion.