Toulouse Olympique 32-22 Halifax RLFC

Toulouse Olympique 32-22 Halifax RLFC

Report

Toulouse Olympique strengthened their bid for a place in the Qualifiers with 32-22 victory over Halifax at Bloomfield Road.

In their first ever Summer Bash appearance, Olympique showed up well with some solid defence alongside a lively attack on occasions.

Tony Maurel and Rhys Curran both scored braces for the French club, who have enjoyed their return to the Championship thus far.

Sylvain Houles’ men scored their opening two tries inside six minutes through hooker Kane Bentley and winger Maurel. Mark Kheirallah converted once.

Halifax responded well with a break from Rob Worrincy which then led to a try for Steve Tyrer, who converted.

Olympique added two more scores before the half-time break as Maurel and Curran both crossed. Neither try was converted by Kheirallah but he did make amends in the last second with a penalty goal.

Richard Marshall’s half-time team talk seemed to have the desired effect as Tyrer doubled his try tally for the game, before converting.

With an eight point lead, Toulouse needed to reply and they did just that in the 51st minute as Curran completed his brace. Kheirallah added the extras, and he did so in the final quarter after Anthony Marion finished a scrappy move next to the sticks.

Halifax did come up with a couple of consolations in the dying embers. Rob Worrincy muscled over the whitewash before James Woodburn-Hall touched down after Kuni Minga fumbled a Murrell kick. Tyrer converted one try.

Written by Dan Fowler.

Toulouse Olympique

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mark KheirallahFull Back040000
2Tony MaurelWing200000
3Bastien AderCentre000000
5Kuni MingaWing000000
7Stanislas RobinScrum Half000000
8Clement Boyer 15Prop000000
9Kane Bentley 14Hooker100000
10Bastien Canet 16Prop000000
11Sebastien Planas 17Second Row000000
12Rhys CurranSecond Row200001
13Andrew BentleyLoose Forward000000
24Anthony MarionScrum Half100000
26Constantine MikaLoose Forward000000
14Mourad Kriouache 9Interchange000000
15Maxime Puech 8Interchange000000
16Tyla Hepi 10Interchange000000
17Junior Kalausa Leha 11Interchange000000
 Total 640001

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ben JohnstonFull Back000000
2Will SharpWing000000
3Steve TyrerCentre230000
4Ben HeatonCentre000000
5Niall EvaldsWing000000
6Scott MurrellStand Off000000
8Mitch Cahalane 10Prop000000
12Simon Grix 16Second Row000000
13Jacob Fairbank 24Second Row000000
14Ryan Boyle 20Prop000000
17Brandon MooreHooker000000
21James Woodburn-HallCentre100000
23Rob WorrincyWing100000
10Adam Tangata 8Interchange000000
16Ed Barber 12Interchange000000
20Elliot Morris 14Interchange000000
24Brandon Douglas 13Interchange000000
 Total 430000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 28, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday

Venue

Bloomfield Road
Bloomfield Road

Results

Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Toulouse Olympique201232
Halifax RLFC61622