Toulouse Olympique  22
St. Helens  20
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
19th Mar 2022
Super League
AWAY
5568
(HT:12:14)

1 - Jack Welsby

AGE 21
TRIES 1
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF

2 - Josh Simm

AGE 22
TRIES 1
GOALS 0

3 - Konrad Hurrell

AGE 30
TRIES 0
GOALS 0

4 - Mark Percival

AGE 27
TRIES 0
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2014 SLGF 2019 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF

6 - Jonny Lomax

AGE 31
TRIES 0
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2019 SLGF 2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF
2021 SLGF

7 - Lewis Dodd

AGE 20
TRIES 0
GOALS 2
WINNING HONOURS
2021 SLGF

8 - Matty Lees

AGE 24
TRIES 0
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF

9 - Joey Lussick

AGE 26
TRIES 0
GOALS 0

10 - Iggy Paasi

AGE 30
TRIES 0
GOALS 0
WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF

11 - Curtis Sironen

AGE 28
TRIES 0
GOALS 0

16 - Jake Wingfield **

AGE 20
TRIES 0
GOALS 0

17 - Dan Norman **

AGE 24
TRIES 1
GOALS 0

Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 23. - ** non-playing sub


MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : The hosts got off to a quick start. Toulouse won the ball back from their own kick off after Saints allowed the ball to bounce and it resulted in Matty Russell scoring in the corner. Chris Hankinson added the extras to make it 6-0. The Saints response was good. An attack down the Saints left saw Jonny Lomax find Tommy Makinson with a cut-out pass and he strolled over for his eighth try of the season. He was unable to convert his own try, 6-4 Saints trailed. We then took the lead for the first time in the game. Another cut-out pass, this time from full back Jack Welsby, found Josh Simm on the right wing and he strolled in to score in the right corner. Makinson was unable to add the extras, 8-6 we led. The lead did not last for long. Saints once again were unable to deal with a short kick off as it found touch, later on in that set former Saint Dom Peyroux won the race to a grubber kick to score to give the hosts the lead once again. Hankinson added the extras from in front, 12-8 to Toulouse. The Saints then re-took the lead just before the break. Mark Percival made a big break down the left-hand side, he then found Makinson on his outside and he then found Welsby on his inside who went over under the sticks. Lewis Dodd took over kicking duties and made no mistake, 14-12 Saints led. A fourth try of the game could have followed for Saints as the break approached, as Percival touched the ball down, however the referee ruled it out as he judged Makinson had tackled the Toulouse defender in the air which had knocked the ball loose. That was to be the final chance of the first 40, as Saints went into the break with a 14-12 lead in France.

Saints came out for the second half and dominated the early periods, but it was Toulouse had a great chance to grab the first try of the second period as Olly Ashall-Bolt was held up inches short of the line by Welsby. That tackle proved crucial as Saints extended their lead. Jake Wingfield made a break downfield and found the supporting Dan Norman, he then powered over for his first ever Saints try. Dodd once again added the extras, 20-12 Saints led. Toulouse responded once again though. The ball was worked down the Toulouse right and it ended with Lucas Albert finding Hankinson who powered over from close range. Hankinson converted his own try, 20-18. The hosts then won the game with four minutes to go as a cut-out pass down their right side saw Paul Marcon score the winning try. Hankinson missed the conversion but Toulouse emerged 22-20 victors and grabbed their first victory of the season.

Many thanks to the Saints Match Centre for their report.









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