Toulouse v Warrington: Olly Ashall-Bott debut, Wolves without key forward

Drew Darbyshire
Oliver Ashall-Bott

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Toulouse’s new signing Olly Ashall-Bott will make his debut on Saturday against Warrington, who will be without one of their key forwards through injury.

The French club are seeking their first win in their maiden Super League season. They’ve lost heavily to Huddersfield and Salford in the first two games of the campaign.

Olly Ashall-Bott to make Toulouse debut

Olly Ashall-Bott joined Sylvain Houles’ side earlier this week from Huddersfield. He actually played for the Giants in their win in France two weeks ago.

The hosts will also be without experienced forward Joseph Paulo, who will serve the first of his two-match ban.

They will also be without Harrison Hansen, Latrell Schaumkel, Mathieu Jussaume and James Cunningham due to injury.

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As for Warrington, back-rower Ben Currie will not travel with the squad to the Stade Ernest Wallon because of injury.

Forward Oliver Holmes will complete his two-match suspension this week. Centre Connor Wrench has also been ruled out with a back issue.

Wolves coach Daryl Powell will welcome back hooker Daryl Clark after he completed his return to play concussion protocol. Prop Mike Cooper is also back after missing last week’s game through illness.

Toulouse: Vaivai, Marcon, Albert, Navarrete, White, Dixon, Marion, Pelissier, Puech, Bretherton, Garbutt, Bergal, Hankinson, Springer, Sangare, Armitage, Russell, Pezet, Ashall-Bott, Gigot, Stefani.

Warrington: Ashton, Bullock, Butler, Charnley, D Clark, J Clark, Cooper, Davis, Dean, Hughes, King, Longstaff, Mata’utia, Mulhern, Philbin, Ratchford, Robson, Thewlis, Walker, Widdop, Williams.

The Super League round three fixture takes place at the Stade Ernest Wallon on Saturday, 5pm kick-off.

The Wolves are heavy favourites going into this one after beating Leeds and Castleford in their first two games under new coach Powell.

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