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Flynn ready for new Toulouse challenge

19th August 2014 10:33

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Corey Flynn Crusaders 2014

New man: Corey Flynn has arrived in Toulouse

Former All Black hooker Corey Flynn has set his sights on helping Toulouse get back to winning ways after arriving in France.

After 12 years with the Crusaders, the 33-year-old has joined the French giants, where he will battle with youngsters Cyril Baille and Christopher Tolofua for game time.

Toulouse kicked off their season on Saturday with an unconvincing win at home to Oyonnax, and are under pressure after two seasons without a trophy.

However Flynn, whose Crusaders side also have recent experience of missing out on trophies, can't wait to help France's most successful club get back to the summit.

"I arrived on Sunday evening. I've had two weeks off since the Super Rugby final and my body is feeling good. I'm very excited about this new adventure that awaits," he told Rugbyrama.

"The weather is magnificent, which makes a change from New Zealand. I'd spoken to Hosea Gear and Luke McAlister [before signing] and they were very complimentary about Toulouse. Their views made a big difference when it came to signing here.

"I'm impatient to start now. Toulouse is known around the world, they are one of the best teams in France and I'm very proud to be part of this club.

"Toulouse is a team with a lot of character. Helping them get back to where they belong with some displays that reach their potential is a nice challenge for me.

"Toulon are a great team who managed the double last season, but we started the season well with a win over Oyonnax, even if it was difficult. It would be good to be able to keep going with a win on Friday against Castres."

  • Top 14 Fixtures
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Saturday , September 20
Racing Metro Paris vs Toulouse14:45
La Rochelle vs Bordeaux-Begles18:30
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Grenoble vs Bayonne18:30
Castres vs Oyonnax18:30
Montpellier vs Stade Francais20:45
Saturday , September 27
Toulon vs Montpellier18:00
Stade Francais vs La Rochelle18:00
Lyon vs Castres18:00
Bayonne vs Toulouse18:00
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Friday , September 19
Brive 13 - 53 ToulonBrive vs Toulon Report
Sunday , September 14
Bordeaux-Begles 27 - 21 MontpellierBordeaux-Begles vs Montpellier Report
Saturday , September 13
Oyonnax 40 - 27 Grenoble
Toulouse 9 - 13 Clermont AuvergneToulouse vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Bayonne 23 - 6 Brive
Toulon 24 - 28 Stade FrancaisToulon vs Stade Francais Report
Racing Metro Paris 28 - 11 LyonRacing Metro Paris vs Lyon Report
Friday , September 12
La Rochelle 41 - 16 CastresLa Rochelle vs Castres Report
Saturday , September 6
Brive 26 - 19 ToulouseBrive vs Toulouse Report
Clermont Auvergne 32 - 6 Racing Metro ParisClermont Auvergne vs Racing Metro Paris Report
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Overall 2014
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PosTeamPPts
1Toulon519
2Clermont Auvergne518
3Stade Francais517
4Montpellier514
5Bordeaux-Begles513