On the first day of the new season, Batley take on Toulouse Olympique XIII at their home in Blagnac, Toulouse. Toulouse took the Championships Division One by storm last year, gaining promotion to the Championships in their first season after their return to British Rugby League.
When: Saturday February 4th 2017, 15:30
Where: Stade Ernest Agele Rugby Stadium, Rue du Moulin, Blagnac, Toulouse
The 4,000 capacity Stadium is situated on the West bank of the river Garonne in Blagnac, Toulouse, just a couple of miles from Blagnac Airport (i.e. in walking distance). The next nearest airport, Carcasonne (which is served by Ryan Air directly from Manchester), is about 100 kilometers from Toulouse. Prices for a round trip including hotel from Friday until Sunday start at around £200 per Person (Seen on Opodo Website)
As yet, there are no known sources available for the purchase of match tickets.
If you’re in town for more than just the day, have a look at sights to see in Toulouse by clicking the link above, or download the following broschures
Tourist Guide (PDF)
Tourist Pass Information (PDF)
According to the Holiday Weather website the average temperature in February in Toulouse is 11°C (52°F) high and 3°C (37°F) low, with an average of 12 days rain during the month. There is also an average of 4 hours sunshine.
Are you travelling to Toulouse? If so, what are your travelling arrangements? If you would like to share your arrangements or tips in the comments box below, it may be of help for Bulldog Fans not yet decided. Also might be helpful for any Bulldogs wanting to meet up before the game!
According to Wikipedia:
Toulouse Olympique are a professional rugby league club based in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne in the southwest of France. They were founded on 22 October 1937, two years after the founding of the French Rugby League Federation. Six-time winners of the French Rugby League Championship, in the mid-2000s Toulouse expressed a desire to join fellow French club Catalans Dragons in the Super League competition. After being denied a Super League licence for the 2009 season, the club played in the Rugby Football League’s Championship competition in 2009 and 2010, however they returned to the Elite One Championship in 2011 after the spell was considered unsuccessful. In 2016 Toulouse once again joined the RFL system, this time in League 1, the third tier of English rugby league.
Read the whole history of the club
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