Toulouse Olympique 8-16 Halifax RLFC


Halifax took a massive step towards the Qualifiers with a 16-8 victory over Toulouse at Stade Ernest Argeles. A Ben Johnston try six minutes from time sealed the victory for Richard Marshall’s men, who are now favourites to be in the top four with just two games to go.

Toulouse opened the scoring after three minutes thanks to former Fax prop forward Clement Boyer, who touched down following an Andrew Bentley pass. Mark Kheriallah couldn’t convert. The scores were levelled soon after as the talismanic Steve Tyrer crossed the whitewash for the visitors, but the centre was off target with the conversion. Both sides cancelled each other out up until seven minutes from the break when Adam Tangata scored from dummy-half. Yet again, Tyrer couldn’t convert and just four points separated the sides at half-time.

The first points of the second period came courtesy of a penalty goal from the visitors. After receiving a penalty in front of the sticks. the West Yorkshire club opted to take the two points on offer and Tyrer successfully kicked his first goal of the game. However, the lead was cut to just two points soon after as Mark Kheirallah got on the end of a Stan Robin pass to score in the corner. The try-scorer couldn’t add the extras, leaving Toulouse with more work to do. But it was Halifax who struck the killer blow thanks to Irish international Johnston who crossed with minutes left to spare and Tyrer’s conversion gave the West Yorkshire club an unassailable lead. ¬†There was still time for Bastien Canet to be sin-binned for dissent though, as Olympique were left to lick their wounds after yet another loss.

Toulouse Olympique

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Mark KheirallahFull Back100000
2Tony MaurelWing000000
3Bastien AderCentre000000
5Kuni MingaWing000000
7Stanislas RobinScrum Half000000
8Clement Boyer 15Prop100000
10Bastien Canet Prop000000
11Sebastien PlanasCentre000000
12Rhys Curran 16Second Row000000
13Andrew BentleyLoose Forward000000
24Anthony Marion 14Hooker000000
26Constantine MikaSecond Row000000
14Mourad Kriouache 24Interchange000000
15Maxime Puech 8Interchange000000
16Tyla Hepi 12Interchange000000
Levy Nzoungou 10Interchange000000
18Louis JouffretStand Off000000
 Total 200000

Halifax RLFC

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ben JohnstonScrum Half100000
2Will SharpFull Back000000
3Steve TyrerCentre120000
4Ben HeatonWing000000
6Scott MurrellStand Off000000
8Mitch Cahalane 20Prop000000
12Simon Grix 13Loose Forward000000
14Ryan Boyle 24Prop000000
17Brandon Moore 9Hooker000000
23Rob WorrincyWing000000
10Adam TangataSecond Row100000
16Ed BarberCentre000000
20Elliot Morris 8Interchange000000
9Ben Kaye 17Interchange000000
11Shane GradySecond Row000000
24Brandon Douglas 14Interchange000000
13Michael Sio 12Interchange000000
 Total 320000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
July 8, 2017 6:30 pm Championship 2017 Saturday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Toulouse Olympique088
Halifax RLFC8816