Toulouse in League 1

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  1. CC_Roosters

    CC_Roosters First Grade

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    Agreed it's a game too far from the Rfl. they were unbeaten on 41 pts, 8 clear off Rochdale and +/- of 714! typical of the French to lose though they never do things the east way. they will play York in Toulouse next week which they should win and then play the winner of Barrow and Doncaster. all of which they flogged in the regular season
     
  2. Burns

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    What bad news to wake up to. So Toulouse should still go up?
     
  3. Evil Homer

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    They should've gone up today...
     
  4. Foreign Legion

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    what???,,,,,,,,,,, thats bull sh,,,
     
  5. langpark

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    So it's the RFL's fault now that Toulouse lost a match?? Man I love this place! :)
     
  6. jim_57

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    I think people are suggesting the fact they or any team that finished 1st should have auto-promotion and 2-5 can play off for the second promotion spot. They had 20something weeks to sort out who came first, it shouldn't be decided by some needless extra mickey-mouse "promotion" match.
     
  7. adamkungl

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    Lol what a choke
     
  8. langpark

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    Fair enough, if that's the position you've always held. But I think either format is fine.

    If for example, 1st and 2nd were tied on points, then there was an 8-point gap between 2nd and 3rd, then you might think differently.

    Plus, had the roles been reversed here, had Toulouse travelled to foreign soil to beat an undefeated red-hot favourite, i'm sure you'd all be hailing them as gutsy and courageous etc etc.... I really cannot believe the sore loser reaction that's goin on here, that's sport, teams win, teams lose, deal with it. And I want them to go up, but I still say well done to Rochdale for their super effort and I believe Toulouse will still go up.
     
  9. CC_Roosters

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    It's no one's fault but their.own that they lost that particular game. however that particular match even exists is damming on the Rfl in their normal procedure of over complicating things when simple is.most effective. leave it as first past the post at this level and the story writes itself. last Sunday the league community would have been celebrating an unbeaten Toulouse side and wondering what they can achieve next year and further.

    York next week in france is winnable then it's the winner of Barrow v Doncaster in the playoff final.
     
  10. adamkungl

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    Toulouse won't choke a second time.. surely.
     
  11. Evil Homer

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    Toulouse beat York 62-10 in the play-off semi. Apparently York traveled with only 12 players due to a number of problems at their club so this one was a walkover really. TO face Barrow or Doncaster at home next week to determine the final promotion spot.
     
  12. Foreign Legion

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    hope they win........ this time
     
  13. adamkungl

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    Will they hold their nerve this time?
     
  14. Burns

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    You would like to think so. Would be such positive news for League in France. They need something decent in the lead up to the WC.
     
  15. miguel de cervantes

    miguel de cervantes First Grade

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    Final today at 15h30 local time, so 23h30 in Oz? Might want to check that.

    Live updates here: http://www.to13.com/

    GO TO!
     
  16. Evil Homer

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    Toulouse win 32-22 and are promoted to the Championship.
     
  17. miguel de cervantes

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    gees, closer than it should have been. but the result is there. yahoo!
     
  18. adamkungl

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    Sounds like it was a well fought game from Barrow. Great news for International and French Rugby League.

    Next year hopefully Crusaders and Wolfpack can make the jump
     
  19. jim_57

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    Think Ironmen would be a better chance if we're looking at Welsh teams. Toronto should really walk it with the squad they've assembled.
     
  20. flamin

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    Pardon my ignorance, but are Toulouse stronger than their previous go in Championship?
    And if so, what's the reason for the improvement?
     

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