Four games into the season and the Toronto Wolfpack are yet to taste defeat. Could that happen today at Cougar Park? The Keighley Cougars will do everything in their power to end the Wolfpack’s impressive season-opening run.
Last week the Wolfpack enjoyed a memorable 30 – 26 win against the London Broncos in the Challenge Cup. The Wolfpack were lucky to escape with a victory due to some inconsistent kicking from the Bronco’s Jarrod Sammut. The Wolfpack can’t leave the result of the match in the hands of their opponents if they want to keep their winning run going, eventually they will get punished.
The Cougars will look to slow the Wolfpack’s offence. Keighley had their Challenge Cup run end last week losing 20-0 against fellow League 1 competitors the Barrow Raiders. Keighley have started their League 1 campaign with one win and one loss. Last time around in League 1 the Cougars lost to the University of Gloucestershire All Golds 46-22.
The Cougars will be determined to beat the Wolfpack. The absence of Fuifui Moimoi who is still suspended will be a spark to Keighley.
Andy Gabriel (Keighley Cougars) – The pacy wideman has already scored five tries this season. He owns the Keighley record of scoring in the most consecutive matches. Gabriel is an all-action winger that loves to participate in both the offensive and defensive phases of the game. If the Wolfpack don’t prepare for him, he could end up hurting the Torontonians.
Jonny Pownall (Toronto Wolfpack) – The Wolfpack have had contributions from all members of the squad. Craig Hall has been a fantastic leader, his kicking has been essentially automatic. Adam Sidlow has stepped up his game while Fuifui Moimoi has been out of the lineup. Liam Kay has been explosive down the wing no matter the opposition. Meanwhile, Jonny Pownall has been going about his business on the opposite wing. Jonny Pownall who joined his current coach Pawl Rowley from the Leigh Centurions to Toronto looks to be a promising prospect. While Liam Kay’s marauding play on the opposite wing will draw more attention from the opposition, space will open up for Jonny Pownall to influence matches how he sees fit. Cougar Park could be Pownall’s coming out party.