Last weekend, Toulouse picked up only their third Super League win every to give themselves a faint whiff of survival after a difficult baptism of fire in their inaugural Super League campaign.
The win again came at home at the expense of Hull KR and saw the French side win 28-6 in their best win of the season thanks to to tries from Latrell Schaumkel, Paul Macron, Chris Hankinson and Olly Ashall-Bott.
It adds extra spice to the clash between themselves and 11th placed Wakefield next week at the Magic Weekend as a win could trim the gap between the two of them down to two points should Wakefield fail to beat Wigan today.
So, the impossible dream is becoming more of a reality and key player Tony Gigot told Super League’s official website that Toulouse still have belief:
“Of course we have belief, that is the beauty of sport,” Gigot said, “There have been some beautiful stories written before that we will always talk about in the future.
“We will fight until the end this season because that is our job.
“It’s been tough this year – we know we’ve done some great work but we’ve missed opportunities to win more games.”
“The team is still learning and Super League is very tough, but we feel we are improving week-in, week-out.”
A day after that Wakefield of course lost to Wigan making the Magic Weekend clash a must win game. If Wakefield lose, there will only be two points between them and the French side at the bottom of the table meaning a real battle for survival would be on the cards.
So, the pressure is on Wakefield especially as most will see them as favourites with Toulouse yet to win in the UK in 2022.
However, there is also pressure on Toulouse as defeat would surely consign them to relegation opening up a six-point gap between them and Wakefield.
Read the full interview here. It will also feature in the Magic Weekend programme.