Toulouse rout York in League 1 play-off semi-final
Toulouse Olympique XIII completed a miserable week for York City Knights as they ran in 11 tries in a 62-10 victory in the first Kingstone Press League 1 play-off semi-final.
The Knights, who found out this week they would not be allowed to go up to the Championship even if they won, only fielded 12 players as they crumbled to heavy defeat in France.
With no substitutes and just one prop named in the line-up, York were immediately on the back foot as Tony Maurel and Kane Bentley touched down in the opening 10 minutes.
Mark Kheirallah added a third before Ed Smith pulled one back, but Toulouse ran away with the game thanks to braces from Etienne Ferret, Kuni Minga and Gavin Marguerite, while Kheirallah and Maurel added a second each in the rout.
Jonny Presley added a second-half consolation for the visitors, while Toulouse advance into the final where they will face either Barrow Raiders or Doncaster RLFC.