Toulouse being in Super League would represent a major interest for rugby league in France, according to French Rugby League Federation chairman Marc Palanques.
The Championship club have launched a bid to take the vacant 12th spot in Super League from next season following Toronto Wolfpack’s failed bid to be re-admitted in to the top flight.
FRLF chairman Palanques is backing Toulouse in their quest for Super League, and believes it would help France on the international stage.
He said: “I support Toulouse and its chairman (Bernard Sarrazain) in their Super League bid.
“As Bernard Sarrazain said, France national team needs to have players who are used to playing at the highest level.
“Bernard Sarrazain has always been very supportive of the French national team and has always players picked by our manager Aurélien Cologni.
“To have Toulouse in Super League, representing one of the most important cities of our country would represent a major interest for rugby league.
“For the development of talents, it is also important that Toulouse continue to field a strong reserve team in the French Elite Championship. I wish all the best to Toulouse and its chairman Bernard Sarrazain.”
🇫🇷 Merci à la @FFRXIII et son Président Marc PALANQUES de soutenir officiellement notre candidature à la Super League 2021.
— Toulouse Olympique XIII (@TOXIII) November 12, 2020
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