Salford handed tricky Toronto Wolfpack test in Challenge Cup
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 21/03/17 10:39am
Salford coach Ian Watson says his team could not have been handed a tougher draw after being paired with newcomers Toronto Wolfpack in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.
The Canadian team, who have ambitions to reach Super League within five years, will get a chance to test themselves against top-flight opposition after being handed a trip to the AJ Bell Stadium to take on Watson's Red Devils in the fifth round.
And Watson says he is expecting a tough test when the Wolfpack visit on the weekend of April 22-23.
"It's an historic one and a real tough one for us to be fair," Watson said. "I don't think we could have had a tougher draw even with teams like Leeds and Huddersfield coming in.
"They're a good team, a well-coached team. I know their coach Paul Rowley pretty well.
"We had a training session against each other in pre-season which was a real good hit-out so we'll be well aware of little bits of how they like to play. They threw some good stuff at us that day and caught us a little bit at times."
The Wolfpack began their Challenge Cup campaign with a narrow win over Halifax amateurs Siddal in the third round before knocking out Championship club London Broncos in Ealing last Friday.