Catalans Dragons vs Toulouse Olympique: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

Today is a huge day for rugby league as we are treated to the first ever French derby in Super League.

Catalans are overwhelming favourites having played in the Grand Final a year ago and finishing top of the pile in 2021 as well. But after back-to-back defeats they could be caught by surprise by their newly promoted rivals.

Toulouse have challenged a lot of the top teams in the league this season and have even beaten Champions St Helens. Could they spring a surprise here?

Kick-off time and TV channel

The game kicks off at 19:30 UK time and 20:30 in France.

TV coverage starts from 19:00 on Sky Sports Arena.

Predicted Line-ups

Catalans Dragons
The big change for Catalans will be Arthur Mourgue coming in as fullback in place of the injured Sam Tomkins. Meanwhile, we could see Mike McMeeken return to prop where he played so well earlier this season due to the absence of Gil Dudson. Tyrone May and Arthur Romano are set to feature again at centre with no Dean Whare or Samisoni Langi.

1 Arthur Mourgue
2 Tom Davies
19 Arthur Romano
20 Tyrone May
5 Fouad Yaha
6 Mitchell Pearce
7 Josh Drinkwater
22 Dylan Napa
9 Michael McIlorum
12 Mike McMeeken
15 Benjamin Jullien
27 Joe Chan
13 Ben Garcia
Substitutes
16 Paul Seguier
17 Mickael Goudemand
23 Jordan Dezaria
28 Sam Kasiano

Toulouse Olympique
Their opponents have problems in the pack with an entirely different back three of the scrum set to feature with Anthony Marion likely return to 13 after playing as a nine recently. This is facilitated by the return of Lloyd White. As last week, they could even play two nines on the bench with James Cunningham again set for a spot amongst the interchanges.

27 Olly Ashall-Bott
5 Paul Macron
24 Guy Armitage
21 Chris Hankinson
25 Matty Russell
7 Lucas Albert
31 Tony Gigot
23 Justin Sangare
14 Eloi Pelissier
8 Romain Navarrete
15 Maxime Puech
30 Maxime Stefani
13 Anthony Marion
Substitutes
9 Lloyd White
10 Harrison Hansen
18 Mitch Garbutt
19 James Cunningham

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