As announced at the end of June, due to the organisation of the Rugby World Cup and more particularly the use of the Ernest-Wallon stadium as a base camp for Japan, Toulouse Olympique will not be able to play its games there from August.
As a result, for its 2 home games in August, Toulouse has decided to relocate to cities that are both touristic and important rugby league areas in France: Carcassonne (19/08) and Albi (26/08).
Players and fans won’t be able to meet at Stade Ernest-Wallon from August © Fabrice RODRIGUEZ
Albert Domec and Mazicou will host a game
The Albert Domec and Mazicou stadiums will host the 2 relocated games in August.
The first, located in Carcassonne, is known for hosting Carcassonne XIII, which plays in the French Elite 1 Championship, as well as the rugby union club US Carcassonne, which plays in the National Championship. It will host TO vs Swinton on Saturday 19th August at 6 p.m.
The second is the historic lair of the Albi RL Tigers who play in the French Elite 1 Championship. It will be the scene of TO vs Barrow on Saturday 26th August at 5 p.m.
Toulouse Olympique is very happy to count on the support of these two major rugby league clubs, who are heavily involved in the organisation of the relocated games and would like to thank the Carcassonne and Albi municipalities for their hospitality.
Two trips organised for French and English supporters
In order to facilitate access to Carcassonne and Albi for Toulouse and English supporters, Toulouse Olympique is setting up buses from the Arnauné stadium, easily accessible by metro (Barrière de Paris stop, Line B) and where it will be possible to leave their vehicle.
Saturday 19th August: TO v Swinton Lions
Departure from the Arnauné stadium: 3 p.m.
Arrival at the Albert Domec stadium: 4.30 p.m.
Kick-off TO v Swinton: 6 p.m.
Departure from the Albert Domec stadium: 8:30 p.m.
Arrival at the Arnauné stadium: around 10 p.m.
Saturday 26th August: TO v Barrow Raiders
Departure from the Arnauné stadium: 2:30 p.m.
Arrival at Mazicou stadium: 3:30 p.m.
Kick-off TO v Barrow: 5 p.m.
Departure from Mazicou stadium: 8 p.m.
Arrival at the Arnauné stadium: around 9 p.m.
Registration opens July 19th
Toulouse awaiting confirmation for the September game
The last relocated date, the long-awaited meeting between Toulouse and Featherstone on 16th September, will be played in the Toulouse metropolis. The club’s direction is finalising the agreements and will communicate shortly.