Hull boss Lee Radford has thrown his weight behind the inclusion of Toronto in Super League and says he’s eager for the club to be successful.
Following the announcement of next season’s fixtures, many clubs have started to make plans for their trip across the Atlantic.
And while Radford noted the logistic issues posed, he is confident the club;s inclusion will help raise the profile of Super League.
He told today’s media conference: “I really want Toronto to work.
“I really wanted them to come up and I really like the fact that the owner’s financially backing them like he is.
“If we can get young Canadians running about with a Rugby League ball, then it can only be good for the sport.”
Radford believes the addition of Sonny Bill Williams to Super League represents a major coup.
“He is a great coup and a great signing for Super League in a really critical time for the sport.
“With the Sky deal coming up around the corner, the more names we can get through the door, with that substance behind it, the better.
“I think we’ve done our part with some of the players that we’ve brought in, Wigan have gone big as well and Warrington are going big.
“And the fact that a bloke like Sonny Bill Williams is coming to Super League is a really good thing.”