Ilias Bergal scores six tries as Toulouse rout Rochdale

Winger Ilias Bergal scored six tries as Toulouse hammered Rochdale 68-0 in the Championship.

Bergal, 23, joined the club from Leigh in the off-season and has been restricted to just two appearances through injury before making his return at the Crown Oil Arena.

The French side ran in 12 tries against the sorry hosts, who are rooted to the bottom of the Championship with just one win all season, and only an expansion in number of the league will save them from relegation.

Former Hull KR centre Junior Vaivai scored his first try for the club following his recent transfer, while Castleford bound Tyla Hepi scored on his 100th appearance.

The result lifts Toulouse back up to second in the table, albeit before York take on Batley on Sunday.

Perpignan-born Bergal came through the junior ranks at Catalans, turning out for their feeder side St Esteve in the French League, before making a move to Swinton.

Despite his double hat-trick, it is some way short of the record in an RFL match – set at 11 by George West of Hull KR way back in 1905.

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