Rugby. Toulouse Olympique XIII announces the departure of several executives including its captain Tony Gigot

Tony Gigot, the captain of TO XIII, leaves the club. (©Iconsport)

Wave of departures at To XIII. After a complicated apprenticeship for his first season in Super Leaguethe club of Toulouse failed to sustain. For its return to the Championship, the TO will have to deal with the departure of several executives.

The TO XIII announces the departure of its captain

Tony Gigot, the captain of Toulouse Olympique XIII, will not be part of the squad for the next season. On Wednesday September 21, 2022, the club formalized the departure of its captain.

The former player Catalan Dragoons, who arrived in the Pink City in 2021, will have played 43 games with the TO for 10 tries scored and 46 points scored. He will have participated in the coronation of the club in the Championship.

Navarrete, Russell and Norman leave the ship

Another weight start with Roman Navarrete. This season, the pillar of the XIII of France has played 23 games and scored his first two tries in the Super League.

The best Olympic scorer of the season (13 tries), Matty Russell, does not prolong the adventure on the side of the TO. The Scottish international winger will have played 21 games under the tunic of Toulouse.

Finally, the experiment Corey Norman also leaves the ship after 11 games in the colors of Olympians. The NRL star (the Australian championship where he played 228 games, editor’s note) had been guilty of a bad gesture at the end of the season. He had been given an eight-week suspension.

In addition to these players, the TO XIII also announced the departures ofAndrew Dixon, Mitch Garboutt, Joseph Paulo, Maxime Puech, Justin Sangare and Lloyd White. In contrast, Olly Ashall-Bottone of the nice surprises of the Toulouse season, extended his contract until 2026.

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