Amadou’s Toulon win, Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon lose

French Riviera vs London
French Riviera vs London

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.

Monsieur Salut, by Matt
Monsieur Salut, by Matt
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  1. If you are going to publicise the abominable game of Rugby Union, I demand equal time for the far superior game of Rugby League. How are Pia Donkeys doing this season?

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