Toulouse repel the Bulldogs’s revival
CHAMPIONSHIP: Batley Bulldogs made a stirring comeback in the second half at Toulouse on Saturday but the inform hosts still claimed a 42-26 victory.
Toulouse quickly established a 12-0 lead but the Bulldogs hit back through a Dave Scott try following a sweeping move across the field. However the game was completely taken away from the visitors as the Championship’s second-placed side scored four unanswered tries to lead 34-6 at the break.
Batley reduced the arrears early in the second half as Keenen Tomlinson dived on a grubber kick to score.
After the hosts extended the lead to 40-10, the Bulldogs scored their third try when Lewis Galbraith touched down another kick through after the Toulouse full-back missed the ball (40-16).
Tomlinson then scored his second try with a great finish in the corner and Tommy Holland also got in on the action, touching down after a great break from Alistair Leak.