Toulouse open Championship playoffs with victory over York

Toulouse Olympique opened this season’s Championship Playoffs with a convincing 44-6 victory over York City Knights at the Stade Ernest Angeles this afternoon in the Qualifying Final. Olympique led throughout from the moment on three minutes when fullback Mark Kheirallah knocked over a penalty to the final minute of the game, when Stan Robin shot over for a try to…

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Toulouse move into second with victory over Widnes

Toulouse Olympique have consolidated their place in the Betfred Championship top five, moving into second place today with a 12-28 away victory over Widnes Vikings, which increases the relegation pressure on the Vikings. Toulouse scored after just three minutes, when former Hull KR star Junior Vaivai powered his way over the line. The try was converted by Mark Kheirallah, and…

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Toulouse win at York

Toulouse Olympique won an entertaining encounter this afternoon against York City Knights at Bootham Crescent, emerging with amn 18-25 victory after the sides were level 12-12 at half-time. The two sides swapped early tries through Jack Teanby for York and Matthieu Jussaume for Toulouse with both tries converted. Brad Hey scored York’s second converted try on 25 minutes to give…

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Toulouse hold off spirited York challenge

Toulouse Olympique won a thrilling Championship game 30-26 when they defeated York City Knights 30-26 today at the Stade Ernest Angéles. In a game that saw the lead changing hands constantly, Toulouse finally prevailed with a 72nd minute try to hooker Anthony Marion, which he converted himself, to take the lead for the last time and complete the scoring. The…

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Toulouse go top with convincing victory at Batley

Toulouse Olympique scored 28 unanswered points in the second half after trailing 12-10 at half-time today at Batley Bulldogs, eventually winning 12-38 at Mount Pleasant to go top of the league, at least until Toront’s game against Halifax tomorrow. Toulouse took an early lead when former Wigan player Joe Bretherton touched down and Mark Kheirallah converted, but the Bulldogs equalised…

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Toulouse run up half-century against Barrow

Toulouse Olympique were far too good for Barrow Raiders this afternoon at the Stade Ernest Argeles, with a hat-trick of tries from centre Bastien Ader helping them to a 50-0 scoreline against the outgunned Cumbrian team. Most of the damage was done in the second half, after Olympique led 16-0 at half-time through an opening try by Ader’s fellow centre…

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Toulouse score 40 second-half points to sink the Wolfpack

Mark Kheirallah scored two tries and nine goals for a total of 26 points as Toulouse Olmpique came back from a 6-16 half-time deficit to hammer Toronto Wolfpack 46-16 today at the Stade Ernest Wallon. Although the Wolfpack opened the scoring after just four minutes with a try from Dean Parata, the Wolfpack seemed to be gradually taking a stranglehold…

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Russia head coach spends week in France

In preparation for their Autumn 2021 Rugby League World Cup qualifiers with Scotland, and either Greece or Norway, Russia head coach Denis Korolev has been a guest at Toulouse Olympique, observing their season preparations for the UK Championship under former French international Sylvain Houles. “I have long wanted to visit a professional team that performs at a high level,” said…

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Toulouse overpower Halifax in France

Toulouse Olympique cruised to victory against Halifax in France today, winning 28-6 to get their Qualifiers campaign off the mark, while leaving Halifax without a victory in their opening two matches of the campaign. Olympique always looked comfortable, cruising to a 16-0 half-time lead through two tries by Italian international Chris Centrone and one from Paul Marcon. In the second…

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Toronto win opening game of Magic Weekend

Toronto Wolfpack bounced back from their Challenge Cup disappointment to defeat promotion rivals Toulouse Olympique 43-30 in the opening game of the Magic Weekend. In perfect sunny conditions at St James’ Park, the Wolfpack thought they had scored in just the second minute when Liam Kay went over in the corner but dropped the ball. But Kay was more successful…

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