Have your say: Will Toulouse follow in the footsteps of Catalans?

Catalans made history on the weekend and we want to know whether you think Toulouse will do the same.

The Dragons became the first ever non-British team to lift the Challenge Cup as they beat Warrington Wolves 20-14 at Wembley on Saturday.

Catalans only entered Super League in 2006 but they have now won their first ever major trophy.

The French club started the season poorly, winning just two out of their opening 11 games in Super League.

However, coach Steve McNamara turned their fortunes around with the help of two very impressive mid-season recruits in Josh Drinkwater and Kenny Edwards.

They fought back in the league and a string of remarkable results saw them clinch a place in the Super 8s, rather than being in the Qualifiers like last term.

Catalans beat favourites St Helens in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup and now there is a new name on the prestigious trophy in it 122-year existence.

Rugby league is popular in the south of France, but it could be bigger. Toulouse Olympique are a French side in the Championship who have aspirations of being a Super League outfit.

Toulouse won the Championship Shield last year after narrowly missing out on a place in the Qualifiers. TO XIII have gone one better this year and have made the Qualifiers.

They have played two games so far. They beat Halifax but lost to current Super League champions Leeds Rhinos.

Sylvain Houles’ side boast a squad full of France internationals, with the standouts being Mark Kheirallah, Bastien Ader, Stan Robin and William Barthau.

They have also got Cook Islands star Jonathon Ford, USA forward Eddy Pettybourne and ex-New Zealand international Sam Rapira.

Toulouse play some exciting rugby and it will be interesting to see if they can follow in the footsteps and become an established Super League club like their French counterparts Catalans.

We want to know what you think…

Will Toulouse follow in the footsteps of Catalans and become a Super League club? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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