A month or so back they lost out to Avignon in the semi final of the Lord Derby Coupe up at Albi in extra time and would you believe did the same yesterday. Tied up at 22-22 at full time with Pia's Maxime Greseque grabbing an equalising penalty goal in the last minute and then seeing the Catalans take it with the golden point. The day before the TOXIII juniors U21s also saw their season finish when they lost their play off semi against Carcassonne 28-24 after finishing as runners-up on the competition ladder to the Catalans of St Esteve.
The crowd at Minimes Sunday was the biggest I think since Widnes played there in the CC quarter Final in 2005. Richard Agar the new French coach was present for the first game and was in Perpignan the day before.
By all accounts two absolute cracking games. St Esteve-XIII Catalan, the Dragons feeder club reached their first ever Final with a last minute try to beat Lezignan 18-16. So its an all Catalan affair at Stade Brutus next Sunday afternoon. For Toulouse their next important challenge will be to mobilise support for the Super League clash at Stade Ernest Wallon in June when the Dragons play Hull KR.
Edited by audois, 29 April 2013 - 11:52 AM.