Rugby

Wolfpack claw back to beat Rochdale Hornets in dying minutes

Ryan Brierley's late second-half penalty kick earned the Toronto Wolfpack an 18-17 second-tier Betfred Championship rugby win over the Rochdale Hornets on Friday.

Toronto's Ryan Brierley score game-winning penalty in 73rd minute

The Toronto Wolfpack came back to beat the Rochdale Hornets 18-17 on Friday in England. (@TOwolfpack/Twitter)

Ryan Brierley's late second-half penalty kick earned the Toronto Wolfpack an 18-17 second-tier Betfred Championship rugby win over the Rochdale Hornets on Friday.

Brierley's kick at the 73-minute mark gave Toronto its first lead in the game. Following Brierley's kick, Rochdale (1-4-0) was unsuccessful on a drop goal attempt at the 78-minute mark and long penalty two minutes later.

Toronto Wolfpack come from behind to best Rochdale Hornets

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The Toronto Wolfpack had to claw their way back into the picture after falling behind early, but managed to pull off the 18-17 victory over Rochdale. 2:47

Liam Kay, Josh McCrone and Reni Maitua had tries for Toronto (5-1-1). Brierley also registered two conversions.

Toronto rallied from a 16-6 second-half deficit, pulling even 16-16 on Maitua's try at the 65-minute mark as the conversion was unsuccessful. The Hornets went ahead 17-16 with a drop goal four minutes later.

That set up Brierley's game-winning penalty.

Toronto resumes league action next Friday, facing the Featherstone Rovers.

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