Rams have no answer to class Toulouse outfit

Dewsbury's Adam Ryder attempts to find a way through the Toulouse defence.
Dewsbury's Adam Ryder attempts to find a way through the Toulouse defence.

Dewsbury Rams were unable to contain the class of high flying French side Toulouse Olympique as they slipped to a 38-0 defeat last Saturday.

Victory leaves Toulouse second in the Betfred Championship, four points behind Toronto and four ahead of Sheffield Eagles.

The visitors only led 10-0 at half-time but clicked into gear after the break to run in a further five unanswered tries and complete a comfortable win.

Toulouse took a 12th minute lead when they created space for Constantine Mika to scoot through a gap and over for a try which Anthony Marion converted.

Toulouse had Jordan Dazaria sin-binned for violent conduct but managed to extend their lead while down to 12 men.

The French side took advantage with full-back Luke Hooley down injured and Mark Kheirallah produced a deft kick which Marion latched onto to score.

Dewsbury were well in the game at half-time but Toulouse made a quick start to the second half and grabbed a third try when Joe Bretherton crashed over from close range and Marion converted.

Toulouse were producing some impressive attacking play and scored two quickfire tries either side of the hour mark.

Having moved into another good position, Jonathan Ford produced a lovely offload to send Clement Boyer over between the posts and Marion converted.

Dean Parata then broke through the defence and found Ford in support to send the stand off racing over for an unconverted try which extended the lead to 26-0.

Dewsbury did show glimpses on attack during the game but one promising move came to an end when Kheirallah fielded a high kick.

The full-back skipped past the Rams defence and raced 75 metres for a fine individual try and Marion again tagged on the goal.

Despite that attack, it proved a frustrating afternoon for the Rams as they struggled to break a solid Toulouse defence.

Toulouse wrapped up victory five minutes from full-time when Paterika Vaivai produced a neat pass to send James Bell over for their seventh try of the afternoon and Marion tagged on the goal to ensure it was a happy trip home for the French visitors.