Keighley Cougars players to give their match fees to fans following Toulouse humiliation

Keighley head coach Paul March has issued an apology to fans following their embarrassing 84-6 defeat at the hands of Toulouse.

The Cougars were shown up on their trip to face the French side as they capitulated in dramatic fashion.

Having spoken to his players, March has confirmed that the players will give up their match fees from the game to pay for another away trip for supporters.

“I’d like to start with apologising to all supporters and especially them who travelled to Toulouse at the weekend to see us turned over in that manner,” March said via the club’s Facebook page.

“I ensure you all that me and my staff will be working as hard as we do every week to rectify the weekend’s performance, no team I coach should ever give in and at the weekend that’s what happened and we were humiliated.

“I’ve spoke with the players after the game and they agree with me that their match money will go into a pot to fund the travelling supporters another away trip. People have different opinions on myself and my players that’s fine, but at the end of the day we all have the same goals and that’s promotion, so let’s all pull in the same direction as one, I’ll make sure we do the stuff on the field and you guys do your job on the side line and be our 18th man.”

Keighley are current fourth in League One, five points behind league leaders Toulouse.