Rugby·Recap

Wolfpack cruise past Halifax to reclaim top spot in standings

The Toronto Wolfpack defeated Halifax RLFC 48-12 on Sunday at MBi Shay Stadium to move back into first place in the second-tier Betfred Championship standings.

Andrew Dixon leads Toronto with 3 tries

Toronto's Blake Wallace dives to score a try against Halifax RLFC during the Wolfpack's 48-12 victory in the Betfred Championship Round 8 match on Sunday. (HO-Toronto Wolfpack-Stephen Gaunt/The Canadian Press)

The Toronto Wolfpack defeated Halifax RLFC 48-12 on Sunday at MBi Shay Stadium to move back into first place in the second-tier Betfred Championship standings.

Toulouse had moved into top spot a day earlier with a win over Batley Bulldogs.

WATCH | Wolfpack rout Halifax for 7th win of season:

Watch the Toronto Wolfpack take on Halifax R.L.F.C in Betfred Championship rugby league play. 1:56:34

Halifax led Toronto 6-0 after 16 minutes before the Wolfpack (7-1-0) scored four unanswered tries to take a 22-6 lead into the half. Toronto scored five more tries in the second half en route to a comfortable road victory.

Andrew Dixon led the way with three tries while Blake Wallace and Matty Russell had two apiece. Jon Wilkin and Nick Rawsthorne had the others for the transatlantic rugby league team.

Ed Barber had the lone try for Halifax (4-4-0).

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