Swinton Lions 27-20 Toulouse Olympique


Swinton Lions picked up a 27-20 victory over Toulouse Olympique at Heywood Road. Connor Dwyer was the man of the moment for John Duffy’s men as the back-rower notched a hat-trick while Chris Atkin steered the side to victory in the latter stages with a drop goal. 

Swinton started the match in fine fashion with a double-salvo from Dwyer. Chris Atkin added the extras on one occasion. Two successive penalty goals from Atkin extended his side’s lead to 14 points as they looked to put Toulouse under the pump. The French side got on the scoresheet for the first time with a try from Rhys Curran, converted by Mark Kheirallah. Atkin kicked his third penalty of the match just before half-time to put Swinton 16-6 to the good.

Kuni Minga cut the deficit to four points with a converted try to start the second half before Atkin kicked another penalty. Tries from Paul Marcon and Gavin Marguerite gave Toulouse the lead for the first time but they weren’t able to keep hold of their slender advantage. Dwyer and Andy Thornley both touched down prior to Atkin kicking a drop goal to seal a vital win for the Lions, whose attention will now turn to Wigan Warriors in the Challenge Cup.

Swinton Lions

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Jack MurphyFull Back000000
2Shaun RobinsonWing000000
3Chris HankinsonCentre000000
4Rhodri Lloyd 24Second Row000000
6Grant GoreStand Off000000
7Chris AtkinScrum Half051001
8Rob Lever 13Loose Forward000000
9Anthony Nicholson 22Interchange000000
11Connor Dwyer 41Second Row300000
13Andy Thornley 8Interchange100000
14Ben WhiteCentre000000
15Andy BracekProp000000
18Ben AustinProp000000
21Mike ButtWing000000
22Luke Waterworth 9Hooker000000
24Adam Jones 4Interchange000000
41Liam Carberry 11Interchange000000
 Total 451001

Toulouse Olympique

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mark KheirallahStand Off020000
2Tony MaurelFull Back000000
3Bastien AderCentre000000
5Kuni MingaWing100000
7Stanislas RobinScrum Half000000
8Clement Boyer 15Prop000000
9Kane Bentley 24Interchange000000
10Bastien CanetProp000000
11Sebastien Planas 16Second Row000000
12Rhys CurranSecond Row100000
13Andrew Bentley 26Loose Forward000000
15Maxime Puech 8Interchange000000
16Tyla Hepi 11Interchange000000
20Paul MarconWing100000
21Gavin MargueriteCentre100000
24Anthony Marion 9Hooker000000
26Constantine Mika 13Interchange000000
 Total 420000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 7, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Heywood Road


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Swinton Lions161127
Toulouse Olympique61420

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