Sheffield Eagles v Halifax RLFC
Sunday 6th May 2018, 15:00pm
Championship - Round: 13
Stats over last 8 encounters
Sheffield Eagles’ troubling home form continued on Sunday as they lost 42-6 to Halifax at the Olympic Legacy Park.
Former Sheffield favourite Quentin Laulu-Togagae and Chester Butler both notched braces for the visitors while Matty Costello scored the Eagles’ only try of the contest.
Costello moved into the halves as a replacement for the injured Simon Brown while St Helens outside back Adam Swift and ex-Eagles academy forward Paddy Burns both made their debuts.
Unfortunately, just like Sheffield’s last outing at the OLP, it was one way traffic in the first half as the visitors took control.
Ben Kaye and Butler scored four-pointers inside the first seven minutes before Laulu-Togagae, who starred for Toronto against the Eagles earlier on in the season, also got on the scoresheet.
Butler completed his brace on 20 minutes, with Steve Tyrer kicking his fourth goal for a 24-0 advantage.
Halifax’s final try of the half came moments before the break with Laulu-Togagae completing his double.
After the restart, Sheffield cut the deficit with Matty Costello powering over but the final say went to Halifax, who finished the match with two further tries.
Ed Barber and Ben Johnston found their way to the line and Tyrer completed a perfect afternoon with the boot as he kicked his sixth and seventh conversions.