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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Swinton board of directors resign with immediate effect

Swinton Lions’ board of directors have resigned with immediate effect following opposition to rebrand. The club released a statement on Friday saying they could not continue due to the opposition to the proposed changes. The statement read: “The response to the change of the playing name to Manchester Lions has been significant. There has been resounding support but, as expected,…

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Roosters’ first-half blitz downs Souths

Sydney Roosters produced a stunning first-half performance to move one game away from the NRL Grand Final. The reigning Premiers were on fire from the getgo in the first half. They scored five tries with Manu notching the first when he spun in the tackle close to the line. A short side play got Mitchell Aubusson the home side’s second before…

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