Featherstone Rovers 26-34 Toulouse Olympique

Toulouse players celebrate a try in the Challenge Cup.


Toulouse Olympique leapfrogged round seven opponents Featherstone Rovers in the league with a 34-26 victory at the Big Fellas Stadium. Olympique may have some critics who think their away form still leaves a lot to be desired but this victory, which has put the French side second in the table, will have quietened those folk. Toulouse were 22-12 up at the break following a first half brace from Mark Kheirallah as well as four pointers thanks to Rhys Curran and Tyla Hepi. Featherstone’s four pointers came courtesy of back-row pair Frankie Mariano and John Davies.

Stan Robin and Ian Hardman exchanged tries in the second half before Featherstone cut the deficit to just two points as Chris Ulugia bagged a brace. Toulouse forward Bastien Canet was sin-binned a minute before Ulugia’s second try and Featherstone will have been optimistic of taking the lead during the latter stages of the tie but the visitors held firm. Despite having a numerical disadvantage, Sylvain Houles’ side increased their lead as Kheirallah completed his hat-trick with eight minutes remaining. As Canet came back on the field, Richard Moore was going off after he was shown yellow for punching. Kheirallah wrapped up the win with a last minute penalty goal. A big victory for Toulouse, who have certainly shown their worth in the early stages of the season.

Featherstone Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ian HardmanFull Back130000
3Chris UlugiaCentre200000
5Luke BriscoeWing000000
7Anthony ThackerayScrum Half000000
8Darrell Griffin 21Interchange000000
9Keal CarlileHooker000000
10Andy Bostock 13Prop000000
12John DaviesSecond Row100000
13Richard Moore 10Interchange000100
14Frankie MarianoSecond Row100000
15Brad Tagg 21Second Row000000
19Matty WildieHooker000000
21Josh Walters 15Interchange000000
21James Lockwood 8Second Row000000
22Ash HandleyWing000000
22Jason Walton 23Second Row000000
23Josh Hardcastle 22Interchange000000
 Total 530100

Toulouse Olympique

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mark KheirallahFull Back350001
2Tony MaurelWing000000
3Bastien AderCentre000000
5Kuni MingaWing000000
6Johnathon FordStand Off000000
7Stanislas RobinScrum Half100000
8Clement Boyer 16Prop000000
10Bastien Canet 15Prop000100
11Sebastien Planas 17Second Row000000
12Rhys CurranSecond Row100000
13Andrew BentleyLoose Forward000000
14Mourad Kriouache 24Interchange000000
15Maxime Puech 10Interchange000000
16Tyla Hepi 8Interchange100000
17Junior Kalausa Leha 11Interchange000000
21Gavin MargueriteWing000000
24Anthony Marion 14Scrum Half000000
 Total 650101

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
March 26, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Featherstone Rovers121426
Toulouse Olympique221234

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