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The Round Ten fixture with most significance for the rest of Super League 2022 was the bottom of the table clash between the Leeds Rhinos and Toulouse Olympique XIII as the French side looked to secure the two points which would lift them above the Rhinos and push Jamie Jones-Buchanan´s side into bottom spot.

The two sides have met twice before: in the Challenge Cup in 2005 and in the Super 8´s play-off in 2018, the Leeds side emerging as victors on both previous occasions.  But with Toulouse having pushed Hull KR last weekend and with a victory over St Helens under their belt, they came into the game high on confidence that they could spring an upset.

The bookies were struggling to split the two sides, giving the visitors a just a six-point start on the handicap coupon.

Ash Handley was denied a try on six minutes for a foot in touch after taking a Jack Sinfield pass as the Rhinos dominated early play. Rhyse Martin went close three minutes later after a great break following a Kruise Leeming pass but the Rhinos couldn´t breach the Toulouse line.

Toulouse managed a 40-20 for some relief and on the last tackle a Tony Gigot high kick was collected by Paul Marcon to ground and give the visitors the lead, somewhat against the run of play. Gigot added the conversion for a 6-0 lead after seventeen minutes.

A repeat set for the Rhinos ten from the Toulouse line was again thwarted by the French defence, the Rhinos unable to cross the whitewash.

The Rhinos finally got over the line when James Donaldson took a short pass from Brad Dwyer to go in from close range to settle the nerves and bring the crowd back to voice. Martin added the conversion to level the scores.

Tom Briscoe had a try ruled out on thirty-five when he took a Leeming high kick but was determined to have been offside as he began the chase.

With a couple of minutes remaining on the clock Brad Dwyer scored a great poachers try, as he scooted from acting half back, threw the dummy and dived in for a four pointer. Martin was again accurate with the boot to give the Rhinos a 12-6 half time lead in a forty minutes which they had dominated.

Ten minutes into the second half Tom Briscoe went over down the right wing after taking a great pass from Leeming. Martin pulled his conversion across the face of the goals, Leeds ten points ahead.

A Martin penalty goal made the margin two converted tries on fifty-six, Leeds edging to their second win of the season.

Leeming kicked a drop goal on the hour but Rhinos celebrations were dampened from the kick off as Briscoe pulled up injured as he raced to catch the kick and was helped off the field.

Toulouse grabbed a lifeline on sixty-three with Matty Russell going in at the corner, but Gigot was unable to convert from the touchline.

Another scoot from Dwyer saw him help himself to a brace with ten minutes left on the clock to secure the win. Martin added the conversion for 25-10, Leeds hoping to not repeat of what happened to them against Huddersfield a week ago.

Toulouse went in again on seventy-three minutes as Junior Vaivai crashed over the Leeds defender to ground. Once again Gigot missed the conversion, the Toulouse half back having an awful night with the boot. It was too little too late for the visitors and the Rhinos secured a crucial 25-14 win.

There will be joy in the Leeds camp that they have managed to record their second win of the season and put some daylight between themselves and tonight´s opposition in the relegation spot but some concern at the closeness of the score line and the loss of a couple more players to injury from what is already a decimated squad. Toulouse need to find a couple of win from somewhere but Leeds are likely to be the weakest side that they will face with Hull FC, Wakefield and Huddersfield coming up over their next three games.

Leeds Rhinos:  Sutcliffe, Briscoe (T), Simpson, Broadbent, Handley, Sinfield, Leeming (DG), Oledzki, Dwyer (2T), Prior, Gannon, Martin (4G), Smith. Subs: Thompson, Mustapha, Donaldson (T), O´Connor.

Toulouse Olympique XIII: Ashall-Bott, Russell (T), Vaivai (T), Hankinson, Marcon (T), Marion, Gigot (G), Navarrete, Cunningham, Sangare, Stefani, Dixon, Bretherton. Subs: Pelissier, Springer, Pezet, Hansen.

Half-Time: 12-6.

Full-Time: 25-14.

Score Progression: 0-4, 0-6, 4-6, 6-6, 10-6, 12-6 : HT : 16-6, 18-6, 19-6, 19-10, 23-10, 25-10, 25-14 : FT.

Referee:  Tom Grant.




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TABLES:
Matches on TV
Sun 26th Jun
SOO RND: 2
10:50
New South Wales-Queensland
SL RND: 16
15:15
Hull KR-Huddersfield
Mon 27th Jun
CH RND: 16
19:45
Barrow-Halifax
Fri 1st Jul
SL RND: 17
20:00
Castleford-Huddersfield
Sat 2nd Jul
SL RND: 17
18:00
Catalans-St.Helens
Fri 8th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Newcastle-Bradford
Sat 9th Jul
SL RND: 18
19:00
Leeds-Castleford
SL RND: 18
16:45
St.Helens-Wigan
SLRND: 18
14:30
Wakefield-Toulouse
Sun 10th Jul
SL RND: 18
15:15
Catalans-Warrington
SL RND: 18
13:00
Huddersfield-Salford
SL RND: 18
17:30
Hull KR-Hull FC
Mon 11th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Halifax-York
Mon 18th Jul
CH RND: 19
19:45
York-Batley
Thu 21st Jul
SL RND: 20
20:00
Leeds-Wigan
Sun 24th Jul
CH RND: 20
15:00
Whitehaven-Leigh
Sat 30th Jul
CH RND: 21
12:45
LondonB-Sheffield
CH RND: 21
15:00
Batley-Dewsbury
CH RND: 21
17:15
Bradford-Halifax
CH RND: 21
19:30
Featherstone-Leigh
Sat 25th Jun
L1 RND: 12 Hunslet24-32Rochdale
L1 RND: 12 LondonS4-24Swinton
L1 RND: 12 West Wales22-48Cornwall
MINT2022 RND: 1 NZ26-6Tonga
MINT2022 RND: 1 SAM42-12Cook I
MINT2022 RND: 1 PNG24-14Fiji
Fri 24th Jun
CH RND: 16 Sheffield4-58Leigh
SL RND: 16 Warrington4-0Hull FC
SL RND: 16 Wigan40-6Toulouse
Thu 23rd Jun
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NRL RND: 15 Canterbury36-12Wests
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WINT2022 RND: 1 ENGLAND36-10FRANCE
NRL RND: 15 Cronulla18-10Gold Coast
NRL RND: 15 NZ Warriors6-40Penrith
NRL RND: 15 Parramatta26-16Sydney
Fri 17th Jun
NRL RND: 15 Manly26-28NQL Cowboys
NRL RND: 15 Melbourne32-20Brisbane
Thu 16th Jun
NRL RND: 15 St.George32-12Souths
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2022 ROUND : 16
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Leigh 16 638 136 502 30
Featherstone 15 604 200 404 27
York 15 386 268 118 24
Batley 14 404 229 175 21
Halifax 15 428 248 180 20
Barrow 15 365 306 59 19
 
Bradford 15 325 329 -4 16
Sheffield 15 339 368 -29 14
Widnes 15 311 415 -104 10
Newcastle 15 288 433 -145 10
Whitehaven 15 226 510 -284 8
LondonB 15 230 424 -194 5
Dewsbury 15 205 504 -299 4
Workington 15 166 545 -379 2
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Betfred League One 2022 ROUND : 12
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Keighley 10 431 90 341 20
Swinton 11 420 157 263 18
Crusaders 10 369 192 177 16
Rochdale 11 422 258 164 16
Doncaster 10 300 248 52 12
Hunslet 11 286 258 28 11
 
Oldham 10 312 214 98 7
Midlands 10 278 339 -61 6
LondonS 11 196 450 -254 6
Cornwall 11 186 500 -314 2
West Wales 11 110 604 -494 2
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Wigan 16 434 301 133 24
Catalans 15 340 202 138 22
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Hull FC 16 310 289 21 16
Castleford 15 317 334 -17 14
 
Hull KR 15 271 298 -27 14
Warrington 16 300 380 -80 12
Leeds 16 261 322 -61 11
Salford 15 291 385 -94 10
Wakefield 15 247 366 -119 10
Toulouse 16 236 449 -213 4
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Melbourne 13 462 204 258 22
NQL Cowboys 14 350 171 179 20
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Cronulla 13 298 238 60 16
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Gold Coast 14 224 362 -138 6
Wests 13 184 328 -144 6
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