Toulouse will not make its Ernest Wallen debut against Olympic Newcastle as the meeting has been postponed to a later date.
Since the rules for travelers between the UK and France have still not changed and Newcastle do not have a professional team, the match on 29 May has been postponed. As the season progresses and the metrics do not change, one wonders if TO XIII will be able to play the game at home this season. We can read on the club press release:
Originally scheduled for May 29 in Ernest Wallen, the Toulouse Olympics vs Newcastle Thunder match has been officially postponed due to measures affecting those traveling between France and Great Britain.
This is the same scenario as it was for the match against Featherstone played in early May: Newcastle are not 100% reliant on the professional workforce, the team will be affected by the rules when they return to England. People returning from a stay are required to isolate themselves in France for at least 5 days *.
The English Federation (Rugby Football League) is therefore forced to postpone the counting of this meeting to a later date for the eighth round of the championship, which remains unknown until today.
The Olympians hope to return to their home ground against the Bradford Bulls on Saturday, June 19, with Ernest Wallen and his supporters.
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