Mark Kheirallah will never play for Toulouse again says coach

Josh McAllister
Mark Kheirallah Toulouse Olympique

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Toulouse head coach Sylvain Houles has said that full-back Mark Kheirallah will never play for his team again.

The newly-promoted Super League side are yet to claim their first win in their inaugural season in Super League. The French outfit fell to a 38-12 defeat to Salford at the AJ Bell Stadium in round two.

They opened their campaign with a 42-12 home loss to Huddersfield.

Kheirallah, 32, has missed both those games. However, he appeared to make himself available for selection in 2022 via social media.

But following his side’s second defeat, Houles confirmed the Australian will never play for Toulouse again.

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“Mark won’t play for again for us. As simple as that,” Houles said following the Salford fixture.

“From my side, yes, and from the contract side, there’s an element where the trust has been broken. So, it’s quite tough.

“There’s legal stuff in there where it’s not up to me to say, but it’s not rocket science either to understand I don’t think.

“I think our chairman has been saying it in France and on French newspapers.”

Houles hopeful to bring in more players

The head coach is hopeful that he will be shortly adding a handful of new players to his squad for the 2022 campaign.

Former skipper Johnathan Ford left the club just two weeks before the start of the season. The 32-year-old left the club due to family and personal reasons.

Joseph Paulo featured in the halves for Toulouse against the Red Devils. Tony Gigot has been operating at full-back for the side. Former Wigan centre Chris Hankinson also featured at half-back against Huddersfield.

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