New Caledonian player, Axel Muvaka, made his Rugby League debut on Sunday when the Sharks Lattes-Montpellier kicked off their 2020/21 Division Nationale campaign.
Playing against Boxing Club Thorois at Stade Courtoujours de Maurin-Lattes, Muvaka alternated between the wing and centre as his Sharks team went down 56 – 20 in a high scoring affair.
Meanwhile, in Elite Two, Tely Pelo’s Villegailhenc-Aragon RL side fell to Racing Club Lescure-Arthès at Stade Jean Vidal after the Minotaurs ran out of time to complete their comeback.
Despite scoring first, Villegailhenc-Aragon were down 14 – 4 at halftime, forcing the side to mount a comeback in the second half.
In the other Elite Two matches, Racing Club Salon went down to US Entraigues, whilst Villefranche over powered Toulon.
RC Lescure-Arthès 22 – 16 Villegailhenc-Aragon
RC Salon 22 – 40 US Entraigues
Villefranche Aveyron 50 – 30 Toulon Métropole Marlins
Gratentour 32 – 24 La Réole
US Trentels 10 – 42 Tonneins Phoenix
US Ramonville 16 – 28 RC Aspet
Saint-Martin Les Merinos 30 – 0 Marseille Avenir
Vedène 34 – 22 RC Caumont
Sharks Lattes-Montpellier 56 – 20 Boxing Club Thorois