It was a better Saturday for Toulon Sporting Var – the women’s football team in a city that sits on the Mediterranean between Marseille and Nice – than RCT, the Toulon rugby team in which Jonny Wilkinson is so important a figure.
Jonny and his mates lost comprehensively (OK, only 19-14 but I bet it felt as bad as 30-12) to entirely unfancied Castres in the final of the French rugby cup in Paris. The women, coached by my new friend Amadou, thrashed my daughter’s team, Old Actonians, 5-1.
Whether you like it or not, there will be more about this. There were no Sunderland connections beyond the facts that a Sunderland supporter – Monsieur Salut – organised it, his younger daughter Nathalie played in it and plenty of Sunderland references cropped up during the afternoon.
You’ve been warned.