Pia Donkeys jockey for space with Toulon and Acton ladies

All the scorers from Sporting Toulon Var vs Old Actonians
All the scorers from Sporting Toulon Var vs Old Actonians

Monsieur Salut and Pete Sixsmith are like two squabbling old codgers. Sixer gets to write about non-league football and rugby league but complains at any mention of rugby union, demanding equal space for the Pia Donkeys. M Salut rambles on about women’s football. This is the last of a trilogy* on the female game. And the Donkeys? Emphatic winners of the French rugby league premiership, the club is based in the Pyrénées (and is properly known as Salanque Méditerranée Pia XIII). The league also boasts teams named after bisons, wild boar and grizzly bears – Sixer will at least agree Donkeys would have fit our own lot, Sunderland AFC, quite well in the season just gone). Now back to the girls …

Five smiling young women, a line-up of all the scorers from a friendly on the Riviera between Sporting Toulon Var and Old Actonians, a west London side featuring M Salut’s younger daughter Nathalie.

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