Toulouse needed a late Josh Lewis try and a match winning hat-trick performance from elusive stand-off Darren Nicholls to snatch a bonus point from Keighley Cougars in another high scoring game for the French team. Having scored 68 points in two games prior to kick-off Keighley knew they needed a good start, yet it was the visitors who took advantage with early scores from Gregory White and Andrei Olari. Lewis goaled both for 12-0 before Ben Sagar scored for the Cougars.
Once more Toulouse displayed their improved attack and claimed a third try when Nicholls opened his account after half an hour. Back came Keighley and the hosts scored their second try before the break through experienced Will Cartledge for Dan Belcher to goal.
Trailing by eight points at half-time, Jason Demetriou‘s team scored first in the second period through Jamaican international Jamaine Wray after Jerome Gout had been sent to the sin bin, but Nicholls responded before the hour and Lewis kept the advantage with his fourth goal. A third try from Nicholls looked to have put the game out of the Cougars reach but Demetriou scored his first try in Keighley colours for Belcher to kick his third goal and make it 22-30 before Lewis last minute heroics and his sixth goal gave Olympique a second Northern Rail Cup win.
KEIGHLEY: Tries: Sagar 14, Cartledge 38, Wray 50, Demetriou 78. Goals: Belcher 3.
TOULOUSE: Tries: White 4, Olari 7, Nicholls 30, 59, 70, Lewis 79. Goals: Lewis 6.