Toulouse forward Kalausa Junior Leha was pleased with Olympique’s season opening win over Batley Bulldogs.
The newly promoted French outfit won 44-6, and Leha felt that it was a good test, especially physically.
“It went well. As we expected, it was not a simple game, very hard, especially in the middle of the field, but we negotiated it well, thanks to our physical condition,” he said.
“‘Adzy'(Adam Innes, TO conditioner) was not gentle with us during the offseason, but it paid off, the result is there, a good victory.
“There is still a lot to be done, both individually and as a team, but it is positive. We are looking forard to this weekend now.
“We beat a good team, we showed that we had character, it is a victory on which we can build, but the road is still long, we must not burn out.
“We will have to stay focused on our goals, be wary of all the teams we face, and not underestimate anyone.
“We will experience more difficult moments.
“We have a great group, welded together, that’s what can make the difference compared to other teams.
“We have to play our game, take the games one after the other, and everything should be fine.”
Toulouse travel to Wakefield this Sunday, to play Sheffield Eagles.
Leha knows that the Eagles, despite their problems in the off season, will be no pushovers.
He said: “It’s a big challenge for us, but if we follow the game plan and respect the Eagles, then we can do it.”