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England v New Zealand

KO: 18:00  17:00 UK   The Qualifiers Super8s - Round: 6
VENUE: Stade Ernest Argeles, Blagnac     OFFICIAL: B Thaler     MATCH STATUS: Result

Home Team

34
(18)

TRIES

Rhys Curran, Chris Centrone 2, Stan Robin, Gavin Marguerite, Bastien Ader

GOALS

Mark Kheirallah 5

23
(19)

Away Team

TRIES

Robbie Mulhern, Craig Hall 2, Chris Atkin

GOALS

Danny Tickle 3

DROP GOALS

Danny McGuire

Official Match Report

Toulouse Olympique pulled off a shock 34-23 comeback victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the penultimate round of the Super 8s Qualifiers to keep alive their promotion hopes.

The French side recovered an early 19-0 deficit in emphatic fashion to secure a third win of the competition.

Toulouse centre Chris Centrone scored a brace of tries with additions from second rower Rhys Curran, half-back Stan Robin, Gavin Marguerite and Bastien Ader - and Mark Kheirrallah on target with five conversions.

The hosts made a dream start after five minutes when prop Rob Mulhern crashed over from close range for the opening try and winger Craig Hall quickly added a second with Danny Tickle adding both conversions before a Danny McGuire drop goal.

Chris Atkin went over for their third try after 24 minutes and Tickle took Rovers' their lead to 19-0 before the hosts hit back. Hall grabbed his second try eight minutes from time but it was too late.

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens said: “To be 19 points up and get run down and run over is very, very disappointing. I think we got in front and thought we just had to keep going and we’d win the game but those three tries in the first half brought them right back into it.

“We’ll get right to work tonight on the guys to give them as long as possible because we’ve got some important players struggling and not too many guys coming back so we’ve got to put a team and a plan together to beat Widnes at home.”

Toulouse coach Sylvain Houles said: “We gave them a few penalties on the last tackle in the first 20 minutes and they took their chances to go 19-0 up. We asked them some questions and they came up with the answers.

"I kept telling the boys to keep believing in what we’re doing because we will go through as soon as we get our hands on the ball and that’s what we did. I thought our bench was phenomenal, the boys pushed really hard and took their opportunities.”

Other News

Min   Event Action Score
5 try Try scored for Hull K R by Robbie Mulhern 0-4
6 goal Goal scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle 0-6
9 try Try scored for Hull K R by Craig Hall 0-10
11 goal Goal scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle 0-12
19 dropgoal Dropgoal scored for Hull K R by Danny McGuire 0-13
24 try Try scored for Hull K R by Chris Atkin 0-17
25 goal Goal scored for Hull K R by Danny Tickle 0-19
31 try Try scored for Toulouse by Rhys Curran 4-19
32 goal Goal scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah 6-19
33 try Try scored for Toulouse by Chris Centrone 10-19
34 goal Goal scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah 12-19
36 try Try scored for Toulouse by Stan Robin 16-19
36 goal Goal scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah 18-19
42 goal Goal scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah 20-19
52 try Try scored for Toulouse by Gavin Marguerite 24-19
55 try Try scored for Toulouse by Chris Centrone 28-19
62 goal Goal scored for Toulouse by Mark Kheirallah 30-19
65 try Try scored for Toulouse by Bastien Ader 34-19
72 try Try scored for Hull K R by Craig Hall 34-23

Bench

Mourad
Kriouache
Tyla
Hepi
Sebastien
Planas
Clement
Boyer
Maxime
Puech
Joe
Bretherton
William
Barthau
Rhys
Curran
Constantine
Mika
Anthony
Marion
Stan
Robin
Johnathon
Ford
Paul
Marcon
Gavin
Marguerite
Mark
Kheirallah
Chris
Centrone
Bastien
Ader

Bench

James
Donaldson
Ben
Kavanagh
Shaun
Lunt
Nick
Scruton
Danny
Tickle
Chris
Clarkson
James
Greenwood
Robbie
Mulhern
Tommy
Lee
Danny
McGuire
Mose
Masoe
Todd
Carney
Liam
Salter
Taioalo
Vaivai
Joel
Tomkins
Craig
Hall
Chris
Atkin
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 Mourad Kriouache - - -
2 Tyla Hepi - - -
3 Sebastien Planas - - -
4 Clement Boyer - - -
5 Maxime Puech - - -
6 Joe Bretherton - - -
7 William Barthau - - -
8 Rhys Curran 1 - -
9 Constantine Mika - - -
10 Anthony Marion - - -
11 Stan Robin 1 - -
12 Johnathon Ford - - -
13 Paul Marcon - - -
14 Gavin Marguerite 1 - -
15 Mark Kheirallah - 5 -
16 Chris Centrone 2 - -
17 Bastien Ader 1 - -
Pos   Player Tries Goals D Goals
1 James Donaldson - - -
2 Ben Kavanagh - - -
3 Shaun Lunt - - -
4 Nick Scruton - - -
5 Danny Tickle - 3 -
6 Chris Clarkson - - -
7 James Greenwood - - -
8 Robbie Mulhern 1 - -
9 Tommy Lee - - -
10 Danny McGuire - - 1
11 Mose Masoe - - -
12 Todd Carney - - -
13 Liam Salter - - -
14 Taioalo Vaivai - - -
15 Joel Tomkins - - -
16 Craig Hall 2 - -
17 Chris Atkin 1 - -