Toulouse Olympique has the reinforcement of the powerful Scottish international winger Matthew RUSSELL, who has more than 100 matches at the highest European level.
If it is with his training club, Wigan, then with Hull FC that ‘Matty’ made his first steps in the Super League at the beginning of the 2010s, it is under the colors of Warrington, where he spent 4 seasons between 2014 and 2017 and played nearly a hundred matches (including the Cup and Super League finals in 2016), which he reached the level we know him.
The solid winger then went on to make his contribution to the Toronto project, which he helped climb into the benchmark championship in Europe, before joining the Leigh Centurions this season.
Internationally, it is in all the competitions played by the XIII of Scotland for a decade, and in particular the 2013 and 2017 World Cups.
With this new adventure in the making, the experience of Matty’s very high level can only be beneficial to the TO.
Matty RUSSEL: “I’m super excited to start in Toulouse, I’ve heard a lot of good things about this club. I like the philosophy of the game instilled by Sylvain. I spoke with him a lot and it really made me want to join the TO. My family and I can’t wait to discover French culture. “
Bernard SARRAZAIN, President of TO XIII: “Matty’s physical and explosive qualities complete our offensive range. I’m sure our audience will love to see him perform on Ernest Wallon’s lawn. “
Technical sheet : First name: Matthew – Last name: RUSSELL – Date of birth: 06/06/1993 (28 years old)
Height: 1.80m – Weight: 92kg – Position: Winger: Previous clubs: Wigan, Hull FC, Warrington, Toronto, Leigh.