NRL trying to piggyback on the back of Toronto Wolfpack’s success: Maitua

Former Australian Reni Maitua says the NRL is attempting to piggyback on the good work done by the Toronto Wolfpack by tapping into the North American market so soon after Toronto’s entry into professional rugby league.

Maitua, who now works for the Wolfpack’s front office, believes there is money to be made.

“There is no benefit for the NRL to bring a game to Toronto as the RFL and Super League have now got a fairly strong foothold,” Maitua told AAP.

“After the success of the Wolfpack in such a short period, the NRL would be mad not to expose rugby league on this side of the pond (in North America).

“The revenue it could potentially generate would be substantial, if successful.”

The NRL is considering taking an Australia versus Tonga Test to New York along with an opening round NRL fixture to begin season 2019.

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