2010 Toulouse Olympique season

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2010 Toulouse Olympique
Challenge Cup Round 4, knocked out by St Helens
Team information
Chairman Carlos Zalduendo
Coach Gilles Dumas
Captain Éric Anselme
Ground Stade des Minimes
Average attendance 1,905 (Average Home attendance as of 18 April 2010)
 < 2009 2011

2010 is the second year of participation to the Championship for the TO. The team loses few players with Damien Couturier, Matthieu Almarcha, Jean-Christophe Borlin and Olivier Pramil leaving. On the other hand they keep Yoan Tisseyre and Carlos Mendes Varela arrived in the summer 2009 and who played few games last season. They also sign Simon Worrall from the Leeds Rhinos on loan for one year and Vincent Duport from the Catalans Dragons. They also welcome Romain Mencarini from the UTC (Catalans Dragons reserve team in the French Championship).

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Bns Pts
1 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 2 2 0 0 110 16 +94 0 6
2 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster 2 2 0 0 82 32 +50 0 6
3 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 2 2 0 0 68 36 +32 0 6
4 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 2 1 0 1 41 34 +7 1 4
5 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 2 1 0 1 78 43 +35 0 3
6 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 2 0 0 2 48 76 -28 1 1
7 Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 2 0 0 2 28 62 −34 1 1
8 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 2 0 0 2 28 108 -80 0 0
9 Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 2 0 0 2 22 110 −88 0 0
10 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 2 2 0 0 52 40 12 0 -3
  Teams qualifying for the Play-offs
  Teams in relegation position

This table is correct as of 20 March2010 (7:04pm). Source: [1]

Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: For win = 3; For draw = 2; For loss by 12 points or fewer = 1.


Fixtures and results[edit]

Competition Round Opponent Result Score Home/Away Venue Attendance Date Online video Photos
Friendly Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons Loss 22-46 Home Stade des Minimes 4,128 23 January 2010 Highlights Full 1
Friendly LimouxRLcolours.PNG Limoux Grizzlies Loss 28-18 Away Stade de l'Aiguille 900 30 January 2010
Friendly GaudensRLcolours.PNG Saint-Gaudens Bears Win 14-26 Away Stade Jules Ribet 19 February 2010 1
Co-operative Championship 1 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams Win 26-22 Home Stade des Minimes 850 27 February 2010 Highlights 1 2
Challenge Cup 3 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars Win 26-35 Away Cougar Park 543 6 March 2010 Highlights
Co-operative Championship 2 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven Loss 34-20 Away Recreation Ground 1,181 13 March 2010
Co-operative Championship 3 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars Win 34-26 Home Stade des Minimes 1,823 20 March 2010
Co-operative Championship 4 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders Loss 16-48 Home Stade des Minimes 1,500 27 March 2010
Co-operative Championship 5 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions Loss 6-36 Home Stade des Minimes 1,225 2 April 2010
Co-operative Championship 6 Faxcolours.svg Halifax RLFC Loss 50-6 Away The Shay 1,750 5 April 2010
Co-operative Championship 7 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings Win 36-42 Away Stobart Stadium Halton 2,793 10 April 2010
Challenge Cup 4 Saintscolours.svgSt Helens Loss 56-16 Away GPW Recruitment Stadium 4,043 17 April 2010
Co-operative Championship 8 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Away Post Office Road 22 April 2010
Co-operative Championship 9 Batley colours.svgBatley Bulldogs Win 20-12 Home Stade des Minimes 2,500 1 May 2010
Co-operative Championship 10 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles Away Bramall Lane 15 May 2010
Co-operative Championship 11 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Home Stade des Minimes 22 May 2010
Co-operative Championship 12 Batley colours.svgBatley Bulldogs Away Mount Pleasant 29 May 2010
Co-operative Championship 13 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven Home Stade des Minimes 26 June 2010
Co-operative Championship 14 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams Away The Tetley's Stadium 4 July 2010
Co-operative Championship 15 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles Home Stade des Minimes 10 July 2010
Co-operative Championship 16 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars Away Cougar Park 24 July 2010
Co-operative Championship 17 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders Away Craven Park 31 July 2010
Co-operative Championship 18 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings Home Stade des Minimes 7 August 2010
Co-operative Championship 19 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions Away Leigh Sports Village 14 August 2010
Co-operative Championship 20 Faxcolours.svg Halifax RLFC Home Stade des Minimes 21 August 2010

Match Reports[edit]

Co-operative Championship Round 1: vs. Dewsbury[edit]

Toulouse Kick Start the season!

In a perfect start to the season Rory Bromley bagged a brace of tries for Toulouse in their 26-22 Co-operative Championship win over the Dewsbury Rams. Vincent Duport, Johan Tisseyre and Sebastien Planas all scored against the West Yorkshire outfit and Olympique came from 22-14 down to clinch the victory. Scott Turner scored two second-half tries for the hapless Rams, but these could do nothing to alter the overall result.

Co-operative Championship Round 2: vs. Whitehaven[edit]

Toulouse squander their lead

Whitehaven opened their Co-operative Championship campaign with a 34-20 victory over Toulouse at the Recreation Ground in Cumbria. Toulouse Olympique held an impressive 20-10 lead at the break, but let it slip away thanks to tries from a transformed Whitehaven outfit. Dylan Skee and Carl Rudd crossed for the home side in the first half, Whitehaven then hit back after the break with tries from Carl Sice (2), Reece Fox and Ian Mort. Carl Rudd kicked 5 conversions for the home team. Toulouse tries came from Rory Bromley, Antoni Maria, Bruno Ormeno and Sebastien Planas and four points from the boot of Nathan Wynn.

Co-operative Championship Round 3: vs. Keighley[edit]

Olympique beat the Cougars

Toulouse outscored Keighley by six tries to five in a 34-26 Co-operative Championship victory in Toulouse, France. Cedric Gay scored two times for Olympique while Clement Bienes, Rory Bromley, Sebastien Planas and Kevin Larroyer all crossed the try line for a try apiece. To add to this display of teamwork Nathan Wynn kicked five goals. The Cougars came back with a strong second half display, tries came from Danny Jones (1), Oliver Pursglove(1), Gavin Duffy (1), Chris Baines (1) and James Feather (1), but walked away as the losers

Co-operative Championship Round 4: vs. Barrow[edit]

Disappointment for Toulouse in Raiders victory

A second-half hat-trick of tries from substitute Liam Campbell helped defending champions Barrow Raiders to a 48-16 win over Toulouse. Olympique were level at 16-16 at half-time thanks to tries from Antoni Maria, Cedric Gay and Kevin Larroyer and two goals from Nathan Wynn in response to Raiders touchdowns from Matt James, Andrew Henderson and Zeb Luisi. However, the visitors cut loose in the second half, scrum half Campbell scoring a 16-minute treble and other tries coming from Liam Harrison, Anthony Blackwood and Andy Ballard, while Jamie Rooney took his goal tally to six from nine attempts.

Co-operative Championship Round 5: vs. Leigh[edit]

Big loss for Olympique

The fans left disappointed, the Super League hopefuls showed little of the form that has earned them impressive victories earlier in the season. Leigh followed up their 48-10 win at Halifax with a 36-6 victory over Toulouse in the south of France to stay just a point behind Featherstone in the Co-operative Championship table. Even without Tyrone McCarthy, Lee Mitchell and Matty Blythe, who were all recalled by Warrington, the Centurions had little trouble collecting a fourth successive win. Macgraff Leuluai, Dave McConnell, David Armitstead, Nicky Stanton, Stuart Donlan and Adam Higson scored the visitors' tries and Mick Nanyn kicked all six conversions. Substitute Patellsio Pelo scored a consolation try for Toulouse just before the end.

Co-operative Championship Round 6: vs. Halifax[edit]

Halifax trounce Toulouse

Halifax overpowered Toulouse Olympique 50-6 in the Cooperative Championship game at The Shay. Halifax's Shad Royston claimed a hat-trick; Lee Paterson and James Haley also grabbed doubles and Rob Worrincy and Frank Watene also touched down for the West Yorkshire side. Paterson added seven goals for 'Fax while the French side's solitary try came from Rory Bromley.

Co-operative Championship Round 7: vs. Widnes[edit]

Stunning result for Toulouse

Toulouse claimed Widnes' scalp as they ran out 42-36 winners in an enjoyable Co-operative Championship encounter at the Stobart Stadium on Saturday. Widnes had a late surge in the closing stages with Anthony Thackeray scoring a hat-trick in the final 20 minutes alone. But the French side had done enough in the first hour with tries from Mathieu Griffi, Vincent Duport (two), Nathan Wynn (two) and Sebastien Payan sealing success.

Carnegie Challenge Cup Round 4: vs. St Helens[edit]

Toulouse knocked out of Challenge Cup

Toulouse made a spirited and enthusiastic challenge but where eventually overcome by the favourites from the Engage Super League. The Icelandic volcanic cloud meant the Toulouse had to endure a 24-hour coach and ferry journey to St Helens. Toulouse playing some slick football in the first half to initially shock the Saints and showed no sign of travel fatigue when they took the lead in their first set, with the bounce of the ball bamboozling Leon Pryce to allow centre Vincent Duport to collect and score. The teams were very close for much of the first half before Flannery raced through for the try that effectively killed off the French resistance two minutes before the break After the break St Helens piled on the tries before the unstoppable Fa'asavalu charged over for his second, to bring up the half-century as the Frenchmen tired. Toulouse grabbed a late consolation try when Martin Mitchell barged over.

Saints assistant coach Kieron Purtill paid tribute to the travel-weary French side; "They played some nice football, they have some internationals in there. They will ruffle a few feathers in the Championship and put a package together to apply for Super League so we knew what they were capable of." [1]

Co-operative Championship Round 9: vs. Batley[edit]

Back into winning ways

Carlos Mendes Varela crossed for two first-half tries to rouse Toulouse to a 20-12 victory over Batley on Saturday night.

Mendes Varela touched down twice just before the interval, with Nathan Wynn converting on both occasions to ensure Toulouse held a 14-4 half-time lead.

After the break the Bulldogs closed the gap to just two points, Mark Toohey and Kris Lythe scored a try each but neither was converted.

Toulouse held on though and Mathieu Griffi's converted try nine minutes from the end preserved the victory.

Co-operative Championship Round 8: vs. Featherstone[edit]

Toulouse smash Rovers' unbeaten run

Toulouse rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half to win 26-24 and condemn Featherstone to their first loss in the 2010 Co-operative Championship season.

Featherstone had looked on course for a ninth consecutive victory when Zak Hardaker's second try of the night was converted by Kyle Briggs resulting in a 24-10 lead after 46 minutes.

The French side fought back with tries from Martin Mitchell and Rory Bromley. Vincent Duport levelled the scores with barely three minutes remaining and Nathan Wynn held his nerve to kick the winning points and seal an unforgettable win.

Co-operative Championship Round 10: vs. Sheffield[edit]

Cook claims hat-trick for Eagles

Craig Cook scored a second-half hat-trick as Sheffield Eagles overcome Toulouse 38-24 in the Co-operative Championship.

Sheffield led 16-12 at half-time after tries from Tangi Ropati, Aaron Groom and Richie Barnett, with Sylvain Houles and Vincent Duport replying for Toulouse.

Alex Rowe scored for Sheffield before Craig Cook his scored his second half hat trick, Toulouse scored through Rory Bromley and Mathieu Griffi.

2010 Transfers[edit]

Transfers for 2010 (In)

Nat Name Transferred from
France Vincent Duport Catalans Dragons
France Romain Mencarini UTC
France Julien Lasserre Newcatle falcons xv
France Yoan Tisseyre Lezignan Sangliers
England Simon Worrall Leeds Rhinos

Transfers for 2010 (Out)

Nat Name Transferred to
France Matthieu Almarcha Limoux
France Jean-Christophe Borlin St Gaudens
France Joris Canton Released
France Damien Couturier RU
France Nicolas Delgal Released
France Olivier Pramil Racing Club Lescure-Arthès XIII, Elite 2

2010 Squad[edit]

Player Age Height (m) Weight (kg) Position Former club Arrived Appearances Points International
1 Australia Rory Bromley 29 1.81 87 Fullback Redcliffe Dolphins 2009 18 48 -
2 FranceSébastien Payan 28 1.80 87 Winger Catalans Dragons 2009 16 12 -
3 France Sébastien Planas 30 1.82 90 Centre Toulouse Olympique 2007 36 48 Yes
4 France Vincent Duport 27 1.84 95 Centre Catalans Dragons Substituted in2010 0 0 Yes
5 France Carlos Mendes Varela 29 1.88 100 Winger Lyon Villeurbanne Substituted in2009 (July) 4 8 -
6 France Constant Villegas 28 1.87 89 Stand off Toulouse Olympique 2007 24 36 Yes
7 Australia Nathan Wynn 28 1.86 92 Scrum half Sydney Bulls 2009 17 172 -
8 Australia Brendan Worth 30 1.86 103 Prop Penrith Panthers 2009 19 0 -
9 New Zealand Martin Mitchell 29 1.74 88 Hooker Parramatta Eels reserve 2009 18 24 -
10 France Mathieu Griffi 31 1.87 101 Prop Catalans Dragons 2009 18 20 Yes
11 Australia Timothy Wynn 29 1.86 100 Second row Wentworthville Magpies 2009 18 12 -
12 England Simon Worrall 30 1.83 90 Second row Leeds Rhinos Substituted in2010 0 0 -
13 France Eric Anselme 36 1.87 95 Loose forward Leeds Rhinos 2009 17 16 Yes
14 France Antoni Maria 27 1.89 99 Second row St Gaudens 2009 19 16 -
15 France Jérôme Gout 28 1.76 101 Prop Toulouse Olympique 2007 18 4 -
16 France Sylvain Houles 33 1.87 96 Loose forward Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 2007 33 8 Yes
17 France Cédric Gay 32 1.75 79 Hooker St Gaudens 2007 18 32 -
18 France Yoan Tisseyre 25 1.76 86 Second row Toulouse Olympique Substituted in2009 (July) 3 8 -
19 France Romain Mencarini 25 1.82 97 Prop Catalans Dragons reserve Substituted in2010 0 0 -
20 France Bruno Ormeno 32 1.82 84 Centre Toulouse Olympique 2007 19 24 -
21 France Nicolas Fauré 30 1.91 104 Prop Toulouse Olympique 2007 30 8 -
22 France Clément Bienes 24 1.82 87 Winger Toulouse Olympique academy 2009 3 4 -
- France Yohann Gigord 25 1.76 86 Hooker Toulouse Olympique academy Substituted in2010 0 0 -
- France Mourad Kriouache 23 1.72 75 Half Toulouse Olympique academy Substituted in2010 0 0 -
- France Kevin Larroyer 25 1.81 91 Second row Toulouse Olympique academy Substituted in2010 0 0 -
- France Cyrile Moliner 24 1.88 92 Second row St Gaudens Substituted in2010 0 0 -
- France Andrei Olari 26 1.78 76 Half Toulouse Olympique academy Substituted in2010 0 0 -
- France Antoine Reveillon 25 1.87 94 Second row Toulouse Olympique academy Substituted in2010 0 0 -
- France Jocelyn Vauvelle 23 1.72 75 Winger Toulouse Olympique academy Substituted in2010 0 0 -
- France Remi Vignaud 23 1.87 90 Centre St Gaudens Substituted in2010 0 0 -
- France Geoffrey Zava 24 1.86 91 Second row Toulouse Olympique academy Substituted in2010 0 0 -
- France Teli Pelo 30 1.82 102 Winger Ramonvillea 2009 3 0 -

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