Halifax RLFC 10-12 Toulouse Olympique

Toulouse players celebrate a try in the Challenge Cup.


Toulouse Olympique picked up their first away victory of the season as they beat Halifax 12-10 at MBi Shay. A penalty goal from Tony Maurel four minutes from time handed the French side a great victory which should spark confidence for Sylvain Houles’ side.

The hosts got off to a storming start thanks to a sixth minute try from Steve Tyrer, who converted his own score for an early 6-0 lead. In response, Toulouse crossed the whitewash courtesy of Greg White and Maurel levelled matters with the conversion. Tyrer regained Halifax’s lead with a penalty goal but their advantage was relinquished soon after when Bastien Ader touched down. Maurel was off target with the conversion attempt but the visitors held a 10-8 lead at the break.

The opening quarter of the second half saw no more points for either side, leaving the last 20 minutes to be a nervy affair. On 66 minutes, Tyrer kicked his second penalty goal of the contest to level things up. The match was there for the taking and it was Toulouse who snatched the spoils. After receiving a penalty on the touchline – 35 metres out – Maurel opted to kick for goal and it was a decision which proved valuable. The ball sailed between the sticks and the visitors had sealed their first win on the road this season. How big could this be for Toulouse?

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ben JohnstonScrum Half000000
2Will SharpFull Back000000
3Steve TyrerCentre130000
5James SaltonstallWing000000
6Scott MurrellStand Off000000
8Mitch Cahalane 15Prop000000
9Ben Kaye 19Hooker000000
10Adam Tangata 20Second Row000000
12Simon GrixSecond Row000000
13Jacob FairbankLoose Forward000000
14Ryan Boyle 26Prop000000
15Luke Ambler 8Interchange000000
19Connor Robinson 9Interchange000000
20Elliot Morris 10Interchange000000
21James Woodburn-HallWing000000
22Chester ButlerCentre000000
26Alex Mammone 14Interchange000000
 Total 130000

Toulouse Olympique

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Tony MaurelFull Back020000
3Bastien AderCentre100000
4Gregory WhiteWing100000
6Johnathon FordStand Off000001
7Stanislas RobinScrum Half000000
8Clement Boyer 15Prop000000
10Bastien Canet 16Prop000000
11Sebastien PlanasCentre000000
12Rhys CurranSecond Row000000
13Andrew BentleyLoose Forward000000
14Mourad Kriouache 24Interchange000000
15Maxime Puech 8Interchange000000
16Tyla Hepi 10Interchange000000
17Junior Kalausa Leha 26Interchange000000
20Paul MarconWing000000
24Anthony Marion 14Hooker000000
26Constantine Mika 17Second Row000000
 Total 220001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
March 5, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Halifax RLFC8210
Toulouse Olympique10212