Kilshaw’s swipe at ‘flat track bullies’ after
ROCHDALE Hornets head coach Alan Kilshaw was left furious with how things unfolded during the game at Toulouse Olympique after a floodlight failure meant the match was delayed by an hour.
With Toulouse leading 22-12 at the break, the floodlights failed and it took an hour before things were sorted and the match could be resumed.
The long delay clearly affected Hornets, as Toulouse ran away with the game in the second half and went on to win 50-12.
Hornets boss Kilshaw was far from pleased about how the events transpired, and thought it was poor situation to be involved in.
“I thought the first half was a really good game of rugby league. We finished the first half with a bit of momentum and then an hour wait in between is comical,” he said.
“We had to travel and it meant we stiffened up. I question why it’s an 8:00pm kick-off to begin with, as if you kick off at 6:00pm then we don’t have that issue.
“You talk about player welfare and I know it’s the same for both sides, but it’s a bit easier for the home team when they can go off and have food and whatnot.
“We don’t have to come back here again this year though and that’s the main thing.
“I’m not making excuses though as there