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Toulouse Olympique star Olly Ashall-Bott commits to club despite relegation

Arriving from the Huddersfield Giants during the 2022 season, Ashall-Bott has been a revelation for the French side.

And, to reward him, Toulouse have handed the livewire fullback a new long-term contract that will see him stay at the State Ernest Wallon until 2026.

Oliver began his professional career in 2018 with his hometown club Widnes Vikings, playing in the Super League.

He played 14 games, scoring four tries before signing with the Salford Red Devils in 2020. After the Covid-19 pandemic, the fullback signed with the Huddersfield Giants in 2021, playing nine games for Ian Watson.

At Toulouse’s first game against the Giants at the State Ernest Wallon, Ashall-Bott scored his first try of the season as an opponent.

A week after the meeting, he signed with Toulouse to join Sylvain Houles’ attempted escape from relegation.

Breakthroughs, superb support, decisive passes and tries punctuated Ashall-Bott’s first season in the Blue & White jersey.

Bernard Sarrazain, President of TO XIII, said: “Obviously we’ve all been amazed by Oliver’s level this year and I’m convinced he’s going to improve further. I am very happy and very grateful that he is taking part in our project. We are counting on him to become a leader on and off the pitch.

Ashall-Bott stated: “I am really happy to stay in Toulouse for the next 4 years, I will give everything for my teammates and I hope to help put the club back in its place in the Super League. I wanted to thank the whole TO XIII for giving me the chance to extend my experience in France.

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