16th April 2017, 12:36 | championship

Kingstone Press Championship: Round 11 preview

Kingstone Press Championship: Round 11 preview

A look ahead to the Easter Monday action in Kingstone Press League 1, including a clash between the top two: Toulouse Olympique XIII and Hull Kingston Rovers.

After slipping up to London Broncos on Good Friday, Toulouse Olympique will be looking to close the gap at the top of the Kingstone Press Championship table when they welcome current league leaders Hull Kingston Rovers.

Toulouse are currently unbeaten at home so far this season and will hope to continue this on Easter Monday.

Speaking ahead of the Easter weekend, coach Sylvain Houles said, “It’s an interesting challenge and we’re very excited to see how we’ll come out of it.

“However, we start the Easter weekend in the best position not only in terms of the Championship but also in terms of our squad which will give us a bit of depth to see after our first game where we are in terms of players.

“We know we’ve got players ready to jump in in case of injuries or any players that are in doubt after Friday’s game.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game against Hull KR on Easter Monday. It’s going to be a tremendous game and a great experience for the boys.

“I think the supporters will travel and it will make it a great atmosphere with a big crowd.

“It’s going to be an exciting game with two teams that love to play with the ball and really defend their line.”


Across the rest of the Kingstone Press Championship Easter Monday games, Batley Bulldogs welcome London Broncos, Swinton Lions face Rochdale Hornets and Featherstone Rovers come head to head with Bradford Bulls (all 3.00pm).

In two late kick-offs, Halifax RLFC welcome Oldham RLFC to The Shay and Sheffield Eagles take on Dewsbury Rams (7.30pm).

All Kingstone Press Championship teams will be in action at this year’s Summer Bash at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Rugby League Ticket Office on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugby-league.com/tickets.