Toronto to be announced as home to world's first transatlantic professional sports team

Rugby Football League officials joined by Mayor John Tory to unveil team brand and league information

TORONTO, April 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Toronto is set to become home to the world's first transatlantic professional sports team, with it's inclusion in the Europe-based Rugby Football League. The team, set to begin play in the 2017 season, will play all home games in Toronto at Lamport Stadium and away matches will take place in the UK and France. Toronto Mayor John Tory along with team, and League officials, will unveil the team branding and provide details about the team at a press conference held at Real Sports Bar & Grill.

International media are invited to attend and cover the historic launch event.


Press conference to launch the world's first transatlantic

Professional sport team, and Canada's first professional Rugby team


John Tory, Toronto Mayor
Eric Perez, Toronto team Founder and CEO
Nigel Wood, Rugby Football League CEO

Paul Rowley, Coach


Wednesday, April 27th at 11:00 A.M.


Real Sports Bar & Grill (15 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 2X2)


Launch Canada's first professional Rugby League team, discuss what to expect from the league in 2016/2017 and address why the League chose Toronto as the first city to host a transatlantic team between North America and Europe

Space is limited.

SOURCE Rugby League

For further information: and to confirm your attendance/book interviews, please contact Sophie Kendrick, 647-622-1417,

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