Betfred Championship: Toulouse Olympique 30 York City Knights 26

Toulouse: Kheirallah, Maurel, Ader, Jussaume, Marcon, Robin, Ford, Puech, Marion, Bretherton, Mika, Curran, Bell. Subs (all used): Parata, Boyer, Hepi, Vaivai.

Tries: Ader 14; Curran 30; Kheirallah 41; Robin 53; Marion 74.

Conversions: Marion 14, 30, 74 (3/3); Maurel 41, 53 (2/2).

Penalties: none.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: none.

Knights: Marsh 8, Mazive 7, Bass 8, Salter 8, Whiteley 8, Southernwood 6, Robinson 9, Baldwinson 8, Jubb 8, Teanby 8, Stock 8, Hey 7, Petersen 8. Subs (all used): Brining 8, Dixon 8, Blagbrough 7, Scott 8.

Tries: Mazive 10; Stock 23; Brining 34; Whiteley 63; Scott 67.

Conversions: Robinson 23, 34, 67 (3/5).

Penalties: none.

Sent off: none.

Sin-binned: Marsh 29.

Man of the match: Connor Robinson - the half-back was pinpointed as a dangerman by the French outfit and their fans, and he lived up to the billing.

Referee: Marcus Griffiths (Widnes) – decent enough.

Penalty count: 2-5

Half-time: 12-16

Weather: blustery after a morning shower.

Attendance: 2,700 estimate

Moment of the match: The Knights fans who had travelled to the south of France were loving it when Sam Scott put their team ahead in the final quarter. To be fair, they were still loud and proud of their side even after Toulouse's winner.

Gaffe of the match: Home hooker Anthony Marion looked wrapped up at the whitewash by three Knights defenders but he still managed to somehow get the ball down when he should have been either pushed back in play or held up. That 74th-minute score proved the crucial match-winning try.

Gamebreaker: There was still time for the Knights to nick a winner, even after Matty Marsh's disallowed try in the dying minutes. Connor Robinson didn't quite get a 40-20 but he still wrestled back possession in Toulouse territory when stealing the ball off Tony Maurel. However, it wasn't to be, Olympique being in possession when the final hooter sounded.

Match rating: Another ding-dong affair and, while this time the Knights just came out on the wrong side, it was further evidence they are well worthy of their place in the upper echelons of the Championship.