Sheffield Eagles 32-14 Toulouse Olympique

Sheffield Eagles 32-14 Toulouse Olympique


Sheffield Eagles registered their first victory of the Kingstone Press Championship campaign as they triumphed 32-14 against Toulouse Olympique at the Beaumont Legal Stadium. The Eagles were handed a boost shortly before kick-off when it was announced Toulouse’s star half-back Johnathon Ford was ruled out of the match with a foot injury. Etienne Ferret started in place of last year’s League 1 Player of the Year.

It was the French side who opened the scoring after 12 minutes through second-rower Rhys Curran. Mark Kheirallah was unsuccessful with his first conversion attempt of the evening. Sheffield responded in fine fashion as they crossed the whitewash through Sam Hopkins and Matt James. Simon Brown converted both tries and also added a penalty goal on 36 minutes to make it a two score game at 14-6. Just before the break, the Eagles extended their advantage as hooker Matty Fozard touched down for his second try in as many games. Brown added the extras.

In the second half, Sheffield kept their foot on the gas and Menzie Yere was next over the try line for Mark Aston’s side. Dane Chisholm converted for a 26-4 lead. Bastien Ader and Kalausa Leha both registered tries for Toulouse, who cut the deficit to 12 points with ten minutes to go but there was no way back for the visitors as Sheffield saw the game out with ease. Chisholm kicked a penalty goal before winger Garry Lo sealed the deal to the delight of the Eagles fans.

Sheffield Eagles

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
14Greg Burns 9Interchange000000
2Garry LoWing100000
3Menzie YereCentre100000
4Perry WhiteleyCentre000000
5Ben BlackmoreWing000000
6Simon BrownStand Off040000
7Dane ChisholmFull Back020001
8Scott Wheeldon 23Prop000000
9Matty Fozard 14Hooker100000
11Matt James 15Second Row100000
15Kyle Trout 11Interchange000000
16Sam Scott 19Interchange000000
19Will Hope 16Second Row000000
23Sam Hopkins 8Interchange100000
24Jamie ActonProp000000
28Lachlan BurrLoose Forward000000
13Elliot MinchellaScrum Half000000
 Total 560001

Toulouse Olympique

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Christopher Denis 24Hooker000000
1Mark KheirallahFull Back010000
2Tony MaurelWing000000
3Bastien AderCentre100000
5Kuni MingaWing000000
7Stanislas RobinScrum Half000000
8Clement BoyerProp000000
11Sebastien PlanasSecond Row000000
12Rhys Curran 17Second Row100000
13Andrew Bentley 26Interchange000000
16Tyla Hepi 23Second Row000000
17Junior Kalausa Leha 12Interchange100000
19Etienne FerretStand Off000000
21Gavin MargueriteWing000000
23Justin Sangare 16Interchange000000
24Anthony Marion Scrum Half000000
26Constantine Mika 13Loose Forward000000
 Total 310000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
February 12, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Sheffield Eagles201232
Toulouse Olympique41014

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