Rochdale Hornets 28-28 Toulouse Olympique XIII

Sunday 24th April 2016
KO: 15:00 - Round: 6

28-28 FT

HT: 16 16

Official: T Grant

Venue: Spotland Stadium

  • Rochdale Hornets

  • Tries
    James Tilley, Tom Lineham 2, Jono Smith, Danny Yates,

  • Goals
    Paul Crook 4,

  • Drop Goals

  • Toulouse Olympique XIII

  • Tries
    Rhys Curran 3, Kuni Minga, Gregory White,

  • Goals
    Mark Kheirallah 4,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Wayne
English
Michael
Ratu
Lewis
Gailbraith
Chris
Riley
Paul
Crook
Danny
Yates
Samir
Tahraoui
Ben
Moores
Warren
Thompson
Jono
Smith
Jordan
Case
James
Tilley
Alex
McClurg
Matty
Hadden
Jovili
Taira

Bench

Mark
Kheirallah
Tony
Maurel
Bastien
Ader
Gregory
White
Kuni
Minga
Johnathon
Ford
Arthur
Gonzalez-Trique
Clement
Boyer
Kane
Bentley
Bastien
Canet
Sebastien
Planas
Rhys
Curran
Andrew
Bentley
Mourad
Kriouache
Danny
Hulme
Tyla
Hepi
Samy
Masselot

Official Report / Commentary


Rochdale and Toulouse play out thrilling draw

Rhys Curran scored a hat-trick but Rochdale Hornets became the first side to deny Toulouse victory in Kingstone Press League 1 this season as the sides played out an entertaining 28-28 draw.

Curran went over after three minutes, Kuni Minga ran the length of the field to add a breakaway effort, and Curran completed his brace inside 20 minutes as the French side - who had conceded just six points in winning their first three fixtures and dumped Championship outfit Leigh out of the Challenge Cup last weekend - threatened to run away with it.

James Tilley crashed over to get Rochdale back in the game and a Tom Lineham brace brought the scores level at half-time, before Jono Smith and Danny Yates gave the hosts a second-half lead only for Toulouse to edge in front late on thanks to tries from Gregory White and Curran.

But Rochdale equalised thanks to a penalty from Paul Crook two minutes before the end.

Rochdale centre Lewis Galbraith claimed he was bitten during the game and the incident was put on report.


  • 78: GOAL! scored for Rochdale by Paul Crook
  • 75: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Rhys Curran
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah
  • 61: GOAL! scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah
  • 61: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Gregory White
  • 54: GOAL! scored for Rochdale by Paul Crook
  • 54: TRY! scored for Rochdale by Danny Yates
  • 48: TRY! scored for Rochdale by Jono Smith
  • 40: GOAL! scored for Rochdale by Paul Crook
  • 36: TRY! scored for Rochdale by Tom Lineham
  • 30: TRY! scored for Rochdale by Tom Lineham
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Rochdale by Paul Crook
  • 18: TRY! scored for Rochdale by James Tilley
  • 10: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Rhys Curran
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah
  • 6: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Kuni Minga
  • 3: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Rhys Curran
  • 3: GOAL! scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Rochdale Hornets 10
    Toulouse Olympique XIII 10

    Goals:

    Rochdale Hornets 8
    Toulouse Olympique XIII 8