Toulouse will liaise with French government over sporting ban

Toulouse will speak to the local government to obtain more information for their particular case after the news that sporting events will be banned in France until September.

On Tuesday, France prime minister Edouard Philippe confirmed the country has banned all sporting events – including behind closed doors – until September due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Philippe says the 2019-20 sporting season is over in France as he announced plans to ease France’s lockdown on May 11.

A Toulouse statement read: “Further to the official announcement from the French prime minister, cancelling the 2019-2020 seasons of football and rugby union in France, the Toulouse Olympique will liaise with the local government representatives to obtain more information about its particular case.

“Until then, no further announcement will be made.”

Catalans coach Steve McNamara has admitted that he wouldn’t rule out a move to England if the Super League season gets back up and running before September.

An RFL spokesman said: “The RFL and Super League Europe have maintained regular dialogue with Catalans Dragons and Toulouse Olympique throughout the last two months about the public health situation in France as compared to England, and will be holding further conversations to assess the impact of the latest announcement.”

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