JOHN Kear believes promoted Toulouse are well equipped to deal with Super League.

The French side signed off their perfect Championship campaign with a 34-12 win over Featherstone in the Million Pound Game last night.

And Bulls chief Kear does not expect them to struggle with the step-up to the top flight next season like others have done.

He said: “I honestly believe that Toulouse are better than the Toronto team that got promoted.

“It isn’t just saying that individually they are better because it could be argued that Toronto were stronger.

“But I do believe Toulouse are a better team. All those talented individuals have been blended well together by Sylvain Houles and I just feel they are a Super League team already.”

The Bulls were on the receiving end of a 60-6 hiding from Toulouse last month. But they were not alone as the runaway winners dished out a number of one-sided thumpings.

“They looked bigger, faster, stronger and we can’t hide from that,” added Kear.

“The other thing is that the pandemic has worked in their favour because they’ve been playing every fortnight.

“As a full-time outfit, you can rest, recover and prepare and be really energised every time.

“Whereas teams such as Featherstone and ourselves will be playing week in, week out and it becomes more difficult.”

Toulouse were not allowed to play at home during the regular season because of Covid travel restrictions. It meant they played the fewest games in the competition but Kear has no complaints.

He said: “Everybody knew that and we all signed up for it before the season started. We accepted it and they’ve won it fair and square.

“I don’t think anybody within the Championship will be arguing about that.”