As Featherstone Rovers went down 34-12 to Toulouse Olympique, head coach James Webster could not hide his pride for his team.
“I am ultra proud, I thought they were really courageous,” Webster said.
“Well done to Toulouse I thought they were outstanding in the first 20 minutes, so we’ve got no excuses.”
Webster also had special praise for the fans who travelled in numbers to the south of France.
“Featherstone has always been about the community and they support us through thick and thin.
“They understand this loss and I’m sure they will come down support us next year.”
When quizzed about Featherstone’s part-time status, Webster believed that it wasn’t too much of an issue.
“It’s not worth worrying about that, we are what we are and maximise what we do.
“Mark Campbell (Rovers’ chairman) always puts his blood, sweat and tears into Featherstone.
“We’ve always been competitive, being part-time and trying to get promoted is always a thing we want to do.”