Toulouse secure groundshare deal at 19,000 capacity Stade Ernest Wallon

James Gordon

Toulouse have agreed a deal to groundshare with their rugby union counterparts at Stade Ernest Wallon.

The 19,000-capacity stadium hosted their Championship game against Toronto earlier this year, resulting in the Wolfpack’s only defeat of the season.

Stade Toulousain’s chairman, Didier Lacroix, has been public in his support for the idea of the rugby league side playing at their ground, and he said the deal is now done for that to happen from next season.

Olympique have been playing at Blagnac RUFC for the majority of their stint back in the Championship, after the renovation work at their traditional Stade des Minimes ground was halted.

With neither that or Blagnac suitable for Super League, the move to Stade Ernest Wallon opens that door for them.

They have all but confirmed their place in the Championship play-offs, with one team guaranteed promotion to the top flight.