How Toulouse Olympique are shaping up for maiden Super League season

Toulouse Olympique new players
Chris Hankinson (left), Gadwin Springer (middle) and Matty Russell (right) have all signed for Toulouse

Toulouse Olympique have 27 players in their first team squad ahead of their first season in Super League.

Sylvain Houles’ side went the Championship season unbeaten in 2021. As a result, they clinched promotion to Super League, meaning there will be two French teams in the top flight next year.

Toulouse have signed four players ahead of their first season in Super League. They’ve signed centre Chris Hankinson from Wigan and Scotland winger Matty Russell from Leigh.

Hankinson said: “I’m very happy with this transfer. We’ve been in contact for a long time, and now it’s done, it’s great! I can guarantee that I will give my all on the pitch for this club.”

Russell commented: “I’m super excited to start in Toulouse. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this club. I like the philosophy of play instilled by Sylvain.

“I spoke with him a lot and it really made me want to join the TO. My family and I can’t wait to discover French culture.”

Hooker James Cunningham has also joined the club from Huddersfield. France international prop Gadwin Springer has also signed on for 2022.

Toulouse’s half-back options for next season are Lucas Albert, Johnathon Ford, Tony Gigot and Anthony Marion.

They have got a lot of experience among their squad. Joseph Paulo, Dom Peyroux, Harrison Hansen, Andrew Dixon, Lloyd White and Mitch Garbutt will be part of their pack next season.

How Toulouse Olympique are shaping up for 2022

Lucas Albert

Guy Armitage

Ilias Bergal

Joe Bretherton

James Cunningham

Andrew Dixon

Johnathon Ford

Mitch Garbutt

Tony Gigot

Chris Hankinson

Harrison Hansen

Mathieu Jussaume

Mark Kheirallah

Paul Marcon

Anthony Marion

Romain Navarrete

Joseph Paulo

Eloi Pelissier

Dom Peyroux

Hugo Pezet

Maxime Puech

Matty Russell

Justin Sangare

Latrell Schaumkel

Gadwin Springer

Junior Vaivai

Lloyd White

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  1. This is not a squad that will stay in Super League.They need to sign a scrum half,a prop and a loose forward from the NRL.They have to spend money.

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