Toulouse in League 1

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  1. bender

    bender Juniors

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    I have a question for those who might be more in the know.

    Looking at the League 1 results so far, is it fair to say that the French Elite 1 is quite a bit higher standard than League 1?
     
  2. Evil Homer

    Evil Homer Moderator Staff Member

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    The French league would probably be a higher standard overall but the better teams in League 1 would be competitive in the French league.
     
  3. flamin

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    TO have beaten 3rd placed York City 44-6.
     
  4. Evil Homer

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    Great result which sees them confirmed as league leaders going into the Super 8's and gives them on paper the easiest possible fixture list for the second phase.
     
  5. adamkungl

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    Hard to see them not going up. They'll easily finish top 2 barring a freak collapse, and get 2 bites of the cherry in the promo playoffs.

    Looking forward to next year to see what they can do in the Championship
     
  6. East Coast Tiger

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    If they finish top do they get to play the final at home?

    It would suck if they finish top and then play Rochdale at Leigh or something.
     
  7. Evil Homer

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    The prize for finishing top is playing the final at home, yes.
     
  8. East Coast Tiger

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    Good. You never know with this convoluted system.
     
  9. miguel de cervantes

    miguel de cervantes First Grade

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    Averaging 50 points for and ~13 points against over the entire season!
     
  10. miguel de cervantes

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    TOXIII 40 - Keighley Cougars 4
     
  11. Storm13

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    Be interesting to see if there will be many changes to their squad next season if they go up a division.
     
  12. Evil Homer

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    Teams across all divisions can spend the Super League salary cap from next year so you would think they would be able to strengthen quite a bit. Hopefully the core of the squad stays together though, I think the average age is about 23.
     
  13. Evil Homer

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    Toulouse confirmed as league leaders, will play either Rochdale or Barrow at home on Sep 17 to determine promotion.
     
  14. Storm13

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    Let's hope that the rumor of two possible signings next year are not true :rolleyes:
     
  15. miguel de cervantes

    miguel de cervantes First Grade

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    Victory of TO over Hunslet 16 to 12
     
  16. Evil Homer

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    Toulouse beat Barrow 44-22 to finish the regular season unbeaten. Toulouse vs Rochdale next Saturday, September 17 to determine promotion.
     
  17. hutch

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    If they go undefeated all year but then lose to Rochdale, can they still be promoted?
     
  18. jim_57

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    Yes, I think the winner gets promoted and loser goes in to a playoff with teams 3-5 for the 2nd promotion spot. Or something similar. A but ridiculous IMO, should just be League Leaders get promoted and 2-5 play off.
     
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  19. Evil Homer

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    Toulouse choke in the final, defeated 24-22 by Rochdale. They get another chance in the play-offs but that is a huge fail by them and by the league format.
     
  20. Arucard

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    I give up on the French. Continuous disappointments year after year.
     

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