Toulouse awarded 24-0 win with London not prepared to travel to France

Mark Kheirallah in action for Toulouse

The Rugby Football League board have awarded Toulouse a 24-0 victory after London Broncos advised this week they would not be prepared to travel to France.

The game was meant to be played in France on April 17 – but it will now not go ahead and hosts Toulouse have been awarded the 24-0 victory.

The Broncos this week advised they would not be prepared to travel to France for the game – and the RFL say they will be referred to the RFL compliance department for off-field misconduct for failing to fulfil a fixture.

In March, the RFL board ruled that the game should go ahead as scheduled despite the change in UK Government quarantine restrictions affecting France because the Broncos are a full-time club.

The RFL’s Covid regulatory framework allows for matches to be postponed if a club has seven or more players unavailable as a result of positive Covid-19 tests or test and trace close contact analysis.

Toulouse are now deemed to have played two matches this season, and London one. Clubs are required to have played 70% of their scheduled fixtures to be eligible for the top six play-offs come the end of the season.

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2 Comments

  1. Congratulations to David Hughes for standing up for his principles of fairness and equality in the game. The original decision by the RFL board, based on full time/part time players and COVID restrictions defied logic in this regard (not for the first time!).

    Naturally, the loss of points is an issue, but sometimes you need to stand your ground!

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