Toulouse claim second big win in two weeks

Toulouse claim second big win in two weeks

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Toulouse followed their big win over Widnes Vikings last week with a 66-0 win over Whitehaven at the LEL Arena.

It was far from an ideal start for the French side, who found themselves down to 12 men after just five minutes. Dom Peyroux was sent to the sin bin after a dangerous tackle.

Once the French side were back to full strength, they took the lead. Mathieu Jussuame managed to find a gap and get over. Anthony Marion scored the conversion to open up a six-point lead.

Just three minutes later, Toulouse were able to double their lead. Lloyd White finished a quick move to score. Marion added the conversion.

Toulouse added a third try just before the half-hour. Andrew Dixon went over this time after being put through by Junior Vaivai. Marion scored the conversion to make it 18 points in 29 minutes.

The visitors grabbed another with three minutes left before the break. Marion managed to grab a try himself after chasing his own kick. He was then unable convert his own try.

There was time for one more Toulouse try in the first half. Eloi Pelissier was able to go himself and get the try. Marion was unable to add the conversion, meaning they led by 26 points at the break.

Toulouse added to their lead seven minutes into the second half. Vaivai managed to get a try for himself after being put through by a clever offload. Marion was again off-target with the conversion attempt.

Four minutes later, Toulouse scored again. Vaivai managed to get through for his second try of the afternoon. Marion missed the kick again.

The French side hit the 40-point mark in the 54th minute. Jussuame managed to break free and put Peyroux through to score under the posts. Marion was back on target with the conversion.

Just before the hour, Toulouse got their seventh try of the afternoon. Jy Hitchcox was the scorer this time after finishing a good move in the corner. Marion was again unable to convert.

Toulouse were able to reach the half-century with 15 minutes to go. Marion grabbed his second try after finishing a good break from Johnathan Ford. This time, he was able to convert his own try.

Toulouse were not done there either. Lloyd White managed to break away and give it to Jordan Flovie for the try. Marion couldn’t add the conversion.

Flovie was then able add his second of the game after getting over the line with four minutes to go. Marion added the conversion this time to get Toulouse up to 60 points.

There was even time for one more try before the end. Hitchcox was able to put Jussuame over for his second try. Flovie rounded off the afternoon with the conversion.

Both sides return to action next week. Toulouse face Swinton Lions in a fixture that has been reversed due to an extension of the quarantine rules for France. Meanwhile, Whitehaven face Widnes Vikings next Sunday.

Whitehaven: Oscar Thomas, James Worthington, Jesse Joe Parker, Jason Mossop, Sean Croston, Callum Phillips, Nikau Williams, Glen Riley, Aiden Roden, Ethan Kelly, Connor Holliday, Liam Cooper, Jake Bradley.

Subs: Guy Graham, Ronan Michael, James Newton, Dean Zammit.

Head Coach: Gary Charlton.

Toulouse: Latrell Schaumkel, Jy Hitchcox, Mathieu Jussuame, Junior Vaivai, Jordan Flovie, Johnathon Ford, Anthony Marion, Joe Bretherton, Lloyd White, Harrison Hansen, Andrew Dixon, Dom Peyroux, Remi Casty.

Subs: Eloi Pelissier, Mitch Garbutt, Justin Sangare, Hugo Salabio.

Head Coach: Sylvain Houles

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Steven Hughes

I am a freelance journalist based in Liverpool, specialising in football, darts and rugby league
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