Gadwin Springer released by Toulouse Olympique

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Super League strugglers Toulouse Olympique have confirmed they have released France international prop Gadwin Springer with immediate effect.

The French Guiana-born prop only joined Toulouse ahead of this season following their promotion from the Championship.

But in a short club statement, Toulouse said they had granted Springer’s request to be released immediately.

The 29-year-old, who only played five games for Toulouse, is set for a return to the UK, according to Yorkshire Live.

Springer has won five caps for France and will be hoping to play in his first World Cup this autumn.

The 6ft 2in front-rower has made 108 club appearances for Catalans Dragons, Castleford, Toronto Wolfpack, Halifax, Featherstone and Toulouse.

Sylvain Houles remains confident Toulouse can avoid relegation

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Toulouse coach Sylvain Houles insists they still have full belief they can avoid relegation from Super League despite sitting six points below their rivals.

The French side were pumped 40-6 by Challenge Cup holders Wigan in front of a 14,000-strong crowd at the DW Stadium on Friday night.

In the Super League table, rock-bottom Toulouse are six points behind Wakefield and Salford who are their closest rivals.

But with a month of fixtures coming up against Hull KR, Wakefield, Leeds and Salford – Houles says they are must-win games if they are to achieve Super League survival.

Speaking to Love Rugby League after their loss at Wigan, Houles said: “The next four games for us are huge.

“Today was about enjoying the experience of Wigan. It is mad for us that we are here tonight at the DW Stadium in front of 14,000. We wanted to give a good game and a good image of us but I thought Wigan were red hot.

“The next month is crucial. We play every team who are close to us – the teams who are six points ahead of us – so them games are big. They are four-point games so we target them games.”

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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