Toulouse Olympique XIII 34-23 Hull Kingston Rovers

Saturday 22nd September 2018
KO: 18:00 - Round: 6

34-23 FT

HT: 18 19

Official: B Thaler

Venue: Stade Ernest Argeles, Blagnac

  • Toulouse Olympique XIII

  • Tries
    Rhys Curran, Chris Centrone 2, Stan Robin, Gavin Marguerite, Bastien Ader,

  • Goals
    Mark Kheirallah 5,

  • Drop Goals

  • Hull Kingston Rovers

  • Tries
    Robbie Mulhern, Craig Hall 2, Chris Atkin,

  • Goals
    Danny Tickle 3,

  • Drop Goals
    Danny McGuire,

Line Up

Bench

Mark
Kheirallah
Chris
Centrone
Bastien
Ader
Gavin
Marguerite
Paul
Marcon
Johnathon
Ford
Stan
Robin
Anthony
Marion
Constantine
Mika
Rhys
Curran
Maxime
Puech
William
Barthau
Joe
Bretherton
Clement
Boyer
Sebastien
Planas
Mourad
Kriouache
Tyla
Hepi

Official Report / Commentary

Toulouse Olympique pulled off a shock 34-23 comeback victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the penultimate round of the Super 8s Qualifiers to keep alive their promotion hopes.

The French side recovered an early 19-0 deficit in emphatic fashion to secure a third win of the competition.

Toulouse centre Chris Centrone scored a brace of tries with additions from second rower Rhys Curran, half-back Stan Robin, Gavin Marguerite and Bastien Ader - and Mark Kheirrallah on target with five conversions.

The hosts made a dream start after five minutes when prop Rob Mulhern crashed over from close range for the opening try and winger Craig Hall quickly added a second with Danny Tickle adding both conversions before a Danny McGuire drop goal.

Chris Atkin went over for their third try after 24 minutes and Tickle took Rovers' their lead to 19-0 before the hosts hit back. Hall grabbed his second try eight minutes from time but it was too late.

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens said: “To be 19 points up and get run down and run over is very, very disappointing. I think we got in front and thought we just had to keep going and we’d win the game but those three tries in the first half brought them right back into it.

“We’ll get right to work tonight on the guys to give them as long as possible because we’ve got some important players struggling and not too many guys coming back so we’ve got to put a team and a plan together to beat Widnes at home.”

Toulouse coach Sylvain Houles said: “We gave them a few penalties on the last tackle in the first 20 minutes and they took their chances to go 19-0 up. We asked them some questions and they came up with the answers.

"I kept telling the boys to keep believing in what we’re doing because we will go through as soon as we get our hands on the ball and that’s what we did. I thought our bench was phenomenal, the boys pushed really hard and took their opportunities.”

  • 72: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Craig Hall
  • 65: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Bastien Ader
  • 62: GOAL! scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah
  • 55: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Chris Centrone
  • 52: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Gavin Marguerite
  • 42: GOAL! scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah
  • 36: GOAL! scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah
  • 36: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Stan Robin
  • 34: GOAL! scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah
  • 33: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Chris Centrone
  • 32: GOAL! scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah
  • 31: TRY! scored for Toulouse by Rhys Curran
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 24: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Chris Atkin
  • 19: Goal scored for Hull K R by Danny McGuire
  • 11: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 9: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Craig Hall
  • 6: GOAL! scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle
  • 5: TRY! scored for Hull K R by Robbie Mulhern
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Toulouse Olympique XIII 6
    Hull Kingston Rovers 4

    Goals:

    Toulouse Olympique XIII 5
    Hull Kingston Rovers 3