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Featherstone fire shots at Toulouse

Featherstone have fired shots at high-flying Championship rivals Toulouse, after the fixture organised between both sides was cancelled.

Clubs have been encouraged as much as possible to make the trip to the south of France to take on league leaders Toulouse, however, the French side’s latest game against York City Knights this weekend has been cancelled, meaning they cannot be overtaken on win points percentage.

Toulouse have not played the pre-requisite amount of 70% of their fixtures, however, they have been handed the League Leaders’ Shield.

That also guarantees them a bye through the first round of the Betfred Championship Play-Offs and home advantage in the second round – and the RFL have confirm that their semi-final will be played at the Stade Ernest Wallon on Saturday October 2.

Featherstone Rovers, who are now guaranteed to finish second in the table whatever the results of their remaining two league fixtures and have therefore also earned a bye through the first round of the play-ffs, will host the second Betfred Championship semi-final at their Millennium Stadium later that afternoon.

Rovers’ fixture against Toulouse had been postponed due to COVID issues, but Featherstone have since revealed that they tried to get the game on in a battle between the top two sides.

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