Toulouse Olympique preparing for first look at Super League clubs

TOULOUSE Olympique will get their first taste of the Super League in 2016 when they tackle Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in their Challenge Cup sixth round clash.

Toulouse earned their place in the sixth round alongside the top eight sides from the 2015 Super League season following their 10-8 victory over Championship heavyweights Leigh Centurions in Toulouse on Saturday afternoon.

The match against the Wildcats will be played on May 6-8 at Belle Vue and could potentially be broadcast on BBC Sport with the network to televise two of the weekend’s Challenge Cup matches live.

Holders Leeds Rhinos travel to Super League’s bottom side Huddersfield, while Championship club Dewsbury host 19-time winners Wigan.

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Toulouse Olympique players celebrate after the club’s 5th round Challenge Cup victory over Leigh Centurions at Toulouse. Photo Pamisire
Catalans Dragons, who are second in the top flight, also face Championship opposition with a trip to Batley Bulldogs.

Giant-killers Oldham Roughyeds will face Super League leaders Warrington Wolves.

Oldham beat last season’s finalists Hull KR in round five despite sitting in ninth place in the Championship.

2016 Challenge Cup 6th round draw
  • Wakefield Wildcats v Toulouse Olympique XIII
  • Castleford Tigers v Salford Red Devils
  • Oldham v Warrington Wolves
  • Dewsbury Rams v Wigan Warriors
  • Batley Bulldogs v Catalans Dragons
  • Halifax v Widnes Vikings
  • St Helens v Hull FC
  • Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos

 

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