The meeting promised to be delicate and undecided at Craven Park, it kept all its promises. Abused during the first 20 minutes of play, the Toulouse then took the measure of their opponents Hull KR, to score three tries by Russell, Alvaro and Shaumkel and lead 16-6 in the 47th minute.
Guided by Dominique Peyroux, captain in the absence of Tony Gigot, and omnipresent on Thursday evening, the Toulouse Olympique seemed to be in control of the match without however managing to knock out their opponent because of precipitation, sometimes in the last gestures. But blunted at the end of the game, the TO players could not hold back the Robins’ assaults in the last quarter of an hour, conceding two tries in quick succession by Frankie Halton (72nd) and Rowan Milnes (75th, 16-22) .
This 17th defeat of the season in the Super League darkens the future of Toulouse a little more in the elite of European Rugby League. Five days from the end, the Toulousains, twelfth, are two points behind Wakefield, who has one game less, against the Catalans Dragons, Sunday at (4 p.m.).
Next match for Toulouse, next Thursday with a new perilous trip to Warrington.