• Toulouse Olympique
  • 20 - 6

  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Toulouse Olympique
  • HT 14 - 0
  • Leeds Rhinos
16th July 2022 | KO 19:00 | Stade Ernest Wallon | Betfred Super League

Toulouse Olympique Ticket Information

Leeds Rhinos travel to France for Round 19 of the Betfred Super League as Rohan Smith’s side take on Toulouse Olympique at the Stade Ernest Wallon. Please note that the kick off for this game has been put back from 6pm to 8pm.

Please find below all the fan and information for those making the trip:

Information regarding COVID restrictions

 

There are no COVID-19 restrictions at the Stade Ernest Wallon at this time however, Leeds Rhinos and Toulouse Olympique would like to remind all spectators they are responsible for ensuring that themselves and everyone in their party who maybe experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT travel to Stade Ernest Wallon on match day.

Please also check with your travel company prior to travelling for up to date regulations.

What are the match day ticket prices and which areas of the ground are available to purchase / preferable area for Leeds Rhinos Fans to purchase?Leeds fans have been allocated tickets in the away areas in the East Stand (around gate 10). If buying direct from Toulouse, Rhinos fans can ask to be in the away area and Toulouse Olympique staff members will know which area this is.

Matchday ticket prices are:

  • Adult   €15
  • Junior   €2
Where can fans buy tickets on match day?Tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the stadium at the ticket office.
Where is the collection point for fans to collect tickets?Ticket collections are from the guest office in the stadium entrance.

Please be aware if you have ordered your tickets from Leeds Rhinos you must collect your tickets from Headingley Stadium prior to travelling as these do not get taken to away venues not in the UK.

What time do the turnstiles open and which turnstiles would Leeds Rhinos Fans be best to use?Turnstiles open at 6pm (was 4pm). Away fans can use entrances 10 or 11.
How much are your match day programmes and where can these be purchased from?Match day programmes are free and available around the stadium
What parking (if any) is available for cars at the stadium and is there a cost? (please state if need to pre-book and how OR whether it is only available on the day)Free parking is available around the stadium. Please be aware Car Park A is reserved.
What food is available to purchase at the stadium and where are the food concessions?Food trucks are situated around the stadium with homemade food.

Toulouse Olympique also have the “bodega” to purchase drinks as well as refreshment stands around the stadium

For fans who wish to look around Toulouse for places to eat and drink, please follow this link for recommendations https://www.to13.com/fan-zone/

What entertainment is taking place on the pitch prior to kick off and from what time?Toulouse don’t have pre-match entertainment on the pitch but around the stadium fans will find some sport’s and digital animation.
Is there any half time entertainment?Toulouse have a special Burger King’s game, with participation of 3 fans drawn before the game.
Any other information that would be good to promote to Leeds Rhinos fans ahead of the match?Toulouse have a special web page on their website with their recommendations for English’ fans – https://www.to13.com/fan-zone/

Please be careful with the high temperature. For the moment, the weather forecast is at 38°C (100.4 F) on the day of the match.

All travelling fans are advised to check on the latest team and match news via their clubs web sites.

Leeds Rhinos – www.therhinos.co.uk

Toulouse Olympique – https://www.to13.com/

Purchasing Tickets this week

  • Online: Tickets will be available online via tickets.therhinos.co.uk until 4pm on Thursday 14th July. After this time all ticket sales will be direct from Toulouse Olympique, further information below.
  • In person: Leeds Rhinos Club Shop at Headingley Stadium will be selling tickets until 4pm on Thursday 14th  (Current opening hours can be found here – www.therhinos.co.uk/headingley-stadium/opening-hours/). After 4pm on Thursday 14th July, all ticket sales will be directly from Toulouse Olympique.

 

Collecting Tickets

Tickets ordered from Leeds Rhinos can no longer be sent out in the post and must now be collected. Tickets will be available to collect from Wednesday 13th July to Friday 15th July from the Leeds Rhinos Club Shop (Headingley Stadium) The shop is open from 10am to 4pm, and fans can access via Gate B. Please be aware that we do not take collections for Toulouse fixtures to be collected from the away ground and tickets ordered from Leeds Rhinos will need to be collected from Headingley Stadium before 4pm on Friday 15th July.

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Leeds Rhinos young stars came away from their trip to the South of France with their heads held up high despite a 20-6 loss to Toulouse Olympique.

The searing temperatures of the French heat wave had meant that the kick off had been put back two hours to 8pm earlier in the week to try and mitigate the impact of the rising thermometer but it was still 37 degrees at kick off.

Rohan Smith was already without Zane Tetevano, Matt Prior, Tom Holroyd, Muizz Mustapha and Harry Newman through suspension for the first ever trip to Toulouse with Aidan Sezer, Blake Austin, Zak Hardaker, Kruise Leeming and Tom Briscoe on the injured list. They were joined by Liam Sutcliffe shortly before kick off after he was taken ill on the day of the game. With eleven players out, Smith turned to the club’s rising stars to test their metal in the furnace of Toulouse and they rose to the challenge.

Jack Sinfield got the nod to start 90 minutes before the game to replace Sutcliffe in the starting line up whilst Liam Tindall was drafted onto the bench. It was Sinfield’s first appearance for Smith. The youthful nature of the side was encapsulated that the average age of the starting pack was just 21.5.

The Rhinos had a horrible start as the kick off was allowed to bounce and went into touch to give Toulouse an early look at the visitors try line. Leeds held firm and looked well marshalled in defence for the majority of the first quarter. The problem the Rhinos had was their ability to open up the home defence and get up field. In contrast, Toulouse were smart in attack and penned Leeds in their own quarter, forcing the Rhinos to grind and graft for ever metre up field. Whilst Leeds had only one player over 30 in the starting line up, full back Richie Myler, the home side had six 30 plus men in their ranks including their leader Tony Gigot and NRL star Corey Norman in the halves, and they directed their team around the field with steady assurance.

Toulouse had taken an early lead through a Chris Hankinson penalty when Leeds were adjudged to have stripped the ball in the tackle and they crossed for the opening try of the match when winger Latrell Schaumkel made sure he stuck to his touchline to find the space to take the cut out pass and get around Ash Handley to score in the corner after 18 minutes. Hankinson added the touchline conversion to give his side a 8-0 lead.

The game was close after that but with Toulouse still holding sway in terms of territory. Both teams were guilty of spilling the ball in possession, potentially a consequence of the conditions with the ball often being knocked loose as players came into contact with the ground or an opponent.

Eventually it was the home side who scored the next try with Scottish international Matty Russell squeezing over in the corner after hooker Nathan Peat swiftly moved play wide to create the extra man down the touchline. Once again Hankinson was on target, this time from the opposite flank to give his side a 14-0 lead.

Leeds had a half chance towards the end of the first half when Brad Dwyer broke clear and the Rhinos kept the ball alive on the last tackle only for Toulouse to rally back well to snuff out the danger.

Despite the scoreline at half time, 14-0, Leeds came out in composed fashion after the break and managed to get parity in terms of field position and territory. Toulouse, who came into the game on the back of consecutive wins for the first time this season, continued to make hard yards through their big forward pack. Former St George forward Daniel Alvaro proved an adequate battering ram to smash the Rhinos front door every time he carried the ball whilst Lambert Belmas was outstanding off the bench. Former Rugby Union player Guy Armitage showed how he has adapted to the thirteen man code so well with some strong carries whilst 36-year-old Harrison Hansen rolled back the years as he ran himself to a standstill in the Toulouse cause.

The Rhinos reduced the deficit in the final ten minutes when Brad Dwyer spotted some flat footed defence and scooted passed Alvaro to score next to the posts. It was Dwyer’s fifth try in three appearances against Toulouse. Rhyse Martin added the conversion to cut the gap to 14-6.

Leeds had chances to set up a grandstand finish in the closing stages despite being down to 12 men. With all the replacements having been made, young centre Max Simpson suffered an ankle injury and had to leave the pitch. Leeds kept going, Ash Handley opened up the Toulouse defence with a skipping run from 20 metres out but his overhead pass to Liam Tindall went down. Then, with just over three minutes to go, Myler raced through before passing to Handley. The winger looked favourite to score but was hunted down by Olly Ashall-Bolt and his last ditch offload to Dwyer dropped short. Dwyer hacked ahead before touching down but referee Jack Smith had spotted a knock on just before and the try was disallowed.

Toulouse sealed a famous win with a try inside the final minute when Norman produced a short pass to Joe Bretherton near the line and the forward crashed over. Hankinson completed a faultless night with the boot to give his side a 20-6 win.

As well as the heroic effort by the young stars, the senior players from the Rhinos also stood up. Myler was probably Leeds’ best player, combing his constant work at full back with extra work and responsibility on attack in the absence of so many spine players for the visitors. In the forwards, Bodene Thompson returned with a strong performance after suspension and, along with James Bentley, the pair proved formidable in defence, most memorably when they stopped a charging Alvaro on the spot on their own try line to deny a certain try.

Whilst the result was not what the Rhinos came to France for, the experience for the next generation of players will be an invaluable one to put in the locker for the future. If that future contains more trips to Toulouse only time will tell. Three wins on the bounce has taken Sylvain Houles team off the foot of the Betfred Super League table for the first time and with back to back home games to come this month, they will be confident of starting to look up the table in the weeks ahead.

Team Performance

Goals

3

1

Tries

3

1

Player Performance

PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Richie Myler0000000
David Fusitu'a0000000
Max Simpson0000000
Rhyse Martin0100000
Ash Handley0000000
Corey Johnson0000000
Jack Sinfield0000000
Mikolaj Oledzki0000000
Jarrod O'Connor0000000
Sam Walters0000000
Morgan Gannon0000000
James Bentley0000000
Cameron Smith0000000
Interchanges
Brad Dwyer1000000
James Donaldson0000000
Bodene Thompson0000000
Liam Tindall0000000
PlayerTRGLDGYCRCI+I-
Olly Ashall-Bott0000000
Latrell Schaumkel1000000
Guy Armitage0000000
Chris Hankinson0300000
Matty Russell1000000
Tony Gigot0000000
Corey Norman0000000
Romain Navarrete0000000
Nathan Peats0000000
Daniel Alvaro0000000
Dominique Peyroux0000000
Joe Bretherton1000000
Joseph Paulo0000000
Interchanges
Lucas Albert0000000
Harrison Hansen0000000
Justin Sangare0000000
Lambert Belmas0000000
Stats Key
  • TR: Tries
  • RD: Red Cards
  • GL: Goals
  • I+: Interchange On
  • DG: Drop Goals
  • I-: Interchange Off
  • YC: Yellow Cards