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  1. 7 hours ago, Saint Toppy said:

    Excuse after excuse after excuse. Another 15 years from now people on here will still be trotting out the same old excuses why Catalans have next to no French players in their starting line up.

    When they joined they had a target % of 1st team players eligible for France (i'm reluctant to fully trust Wiki as this says their target was 75% but I have a recollection of its being somewhere around this figure). For 2022 they'll have just 13 of their top 25 players eligible for France (52%). 15 years down and still nowhere near their target.

    Boring after boring after boring… 

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  2. On 21/11/2021 at 12:36, daz39 said:

    So with the fixtures not too far away and the planning to start i was wanting some advice on Toulouse having never been before, obviously it's bigger than Perpignan so has anyone got any advice on areas to stay, places to eat or drink, areas of the city to avoid etc etc?.

    In Perpignan we have our regular bars and restaurants but none of us have experienced Toulouse.

    BTW we aren't the type to sit in the main square singing anti-anyone-not-british songs while tanked up on Carling with our shirts off and arms outspread chucking chairs about so please rule that option out!.

    We do like to sit and behave in squares with nice bars and chat with the locals etc,.

    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks

    When you come To toulouse, let me know and i will tell you what To do. 

  3. 6 hours ago, Henson Park Old Firm said:

    We all know the nicknames used by clubs for instance Leeds Rhino's, Huddersfield Giants, Hull Sharks, Catalan Dragons and Bradford Bulls.


    So my question is, dose anyone remember or know the nick names clubs were considering but never went with it and why, during the Super League transition?

    TO were toulouse spacers at the beginning of the 2000’s 

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  4. 14 minutes ago, Saint Toppy said:

    Because Catalans have been such a huge success in bringing through lots of French players to strengthen their national team haven't they !!!

    Losing Catalans wont be disastrous, just like losing Bradford wasn't (which everyone claimed it was at the time)

    Catalans have done naff all to improve their national team so losing them from SL wont make a blind bit of difference - well except maybe having 1 less retirement home for antipodeans !!

    Boring….again and again…

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  5. On 14/10/2021 at 00:21, clogdance said:

    I agree, and they have 2 months longer and more than £800K in central funding to improve their squad. I think they will stay up, but not sure who I think will get relegated. Is that post okay with you Davo5 ?

    Interesting to see that you and few others after spiting on toulouse all season, you still are very aware on what append for TO.don’t you have à club to support ?

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  6. 4 hours ago, MC Finchy said:

    Winger to replace Hitchcox.

    Back up half to cover Ford and Gigot.

    Couple more hungry props to replace Casty.

    Those are a must for Toulouse. Plus a number of squad players for depth.

    As well as they have the luxury of an A team to choose from. 

    Marcon and bergal. 

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  7. 21 minutes ago, tim2 said:

    While I understand your reasoning, we are very much dominated in our thinking in this country by football, which has a lot of money sloshng around and literally hundreds of clubs, maybe 50 of which have the resources to compete in a top flight of 20 clubs. 

    Rugby League doesn't have anything like that. The model for the sport should not automatically copy another one. Rugby Union in Scotland, Wales and Ireland has an invitation-only international league for example.

    Toulouse (and Toronto) spent a lot of money unnecessarily jumping through hoops that could have been avoided with a strategy that encourages additonal investment whilst retaining the ability for ambitious clubs from the UK to play at the highest level. I'm not sure that the words "strategy" and "RL" belong in the same sentence, sadly, unless it also includes "doesn't have a".


    Toronto spent a lot of money. Not toulouse 

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