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Scorps thumped - but Toulouse a pleasure to watch


Flying the flag

By Chris
April 10 2016

Caerphilly’s Virginia Park witnessed a jaw-dropping display of skilful, running rugby league, finesse and fine handling skills as Toulouse thumped South Wales 64-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday’s fixture had the rare distinction of watching two teams both wearing shades of pink line-up against one another.

However, that is where the similarities between the two sides ended, as Toulouse burst out the blocks on their way to a thumping victory. 

The French outfit clearly belong in a higher division - and, for much of the first-half, barely let the Scorpions have the ball as they ran over try after try. Clearly aware of their vastly superior skills, Toulouse delivered an ambitious, enterprising display, gaining vast yards one play a time;,scoring some classy tries and dazzling a home crowd of less than 250.

Kuni Minga was the start of the show with four tries, with his incredible pace too much for the Scorpions all afternoon.

Long-suffering South Walian rugby league fans have watched the Scorpions take many thumpings - but, at times, it was a pleasure to watch Toulouse, who bring a touch of class to the third tier. Having now ran over 192 points from their opening three league fixtures, conceding only six, something special is being built at Toulouse. For the Scorpions, whilst this was another heavy defeat, few challenges has hard as this await this season.

Full Time - South Wales Scorpions 0-64 Toulouse

Attendance - 241

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