Toulouse launch countdown to Super League

Toulouse have submitted a bid to play in Super League in 2015, and have launched a website to provide details and a petition to gain support.

They are hoping to become the third French side to play in the competition’s history, joining current members Catalan, who first played in Super League back in 2006.

A three-year stint in the Championship between 2009-11, where they finished in the bottom half of the table, failed to convince the RFL that they were ready to make the step up in to the top flight, but work behind the scenes since then has started to come to fruition.

Their inclusion is believed to be dependent on the French club being able to negotiate a separate TV deal, independent from the existing Super League deal with Sky Sports.

The website contains a range of testimonials, including quotes from Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan and RFL Directors of Standards and Licensing Blake Solly.

It is unclear at this stage whether Toulouse’s push for 2015 would see them take part in Super League in its current form, or as part of the proposed two-league Super League, which would include the much debated split option.

Current top flight clubs are due to meet next week to ratify the changes recommended by the RFL’s Policy Review.

To visit the website, go to: http://www.superleague2015.to13.com/

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