Salford boss Ian Watson admitted his relief at seeing his side earning victory in a match he described as “must-win” following last week’s defeat to St Helens.

Defeat means the Wolfpack’s tough start to life in Super League continues and Watson was pleased with how his players acquitted themselves against a side he feels is more settled than his own.

He told the post-match press conference: “It got a bit nervy towards the end but I thought it was a real good win for us and, I know it’s only game two, but it was a must-win game for us.

“We are a new group and we are figuring out what we are about and how we play together, which is something you only learn once you start playing games.

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“The focus this week was building on the early parts of the game against St Helens last week when we did the processes well, because when we fell away we were taught a lesson.

“It was about learning straight away from game one and I think we have done that, so we can be more confident going into the next game against Huddersfield.”

Watson added: “I think Toronto are obviously playing with confidence from the back end of last year because they are a team that all know each other, the systems and how they play.

“They throw the ball about, they challenge you and they have obviously tried to test our middle by throwing the ball around today.

“It was a dry day which suits an offloading team like Toronto and I think they will cause a few teams some problems going forward.”