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Sheffield Eagles 24-46 Toulouse Olympique XIII

Sunday 1st July 2018, 15:00pm

Championship - Round: 19

Tries

Ryan Millar 2, Adam Swift 2, Joshua Toole,

Goals

Cory Aston 2,

Tries

William Barthau, Tony Maurel, Joe Bretherton, Rhys Curran, Mark Kheirallah 2, Gavin Marguerite, Chris Centrone,

Goals

Mark Kheirallah 7,

Line Ups

Sheffield Eagles

fb: Matthew Costello
w: Adam Swift
c: Jake Spedding
c: Menzie Yere
w: Ryan Millar
so: Cory Aston
sh: Matty Smith
p: Mark Offerdahl
h: Matty Fozard
p: Shaun Pick
sr: Michael Weldon
sr: Joshua Toole
lf: Matt James
int: Corey Makelim
int: Olly Davies
int: Max Garcia
int: Patrick Burns

Toulouse Olympique XIII

fb: Mark Kheirallah
w: Tony Maurel
c: Chris Centrone
c: Gavin Marguerite
w: Paul Marcon
so: Johnathon Ford
sh: William Barthau
p: Anthony Marion
h: Rhys Curran
p: Constantine Mika
sr: Joe Bretherton
sr: Mourad Kriouache
lf: Clement Boyer
int: Justin Bouscayrol
int: Tyla Hepi
int: Maxime Puech
int: Sebastien Planas

Match Report

Sheffield Eagles suffered a 46-24 defeat to Toulouse Olympique at the Olympic Legacy Park this afternoon.

Toulouse held a 30-4 half-time lead but Sheffield certainly showed their ability in the second period, outscoring their full-time opponents and giving supporters optimism ahead of the club's trip to Toronto. 

Both Ryan Millar and Adam Swift notched braces for the Eagles while Johnathon Ford and Mark Kheirallah were instrumental for Toulouse.

Toulouse opened the scoring in the sixth minute as William Barthau capitalised on a loose pass from the Eagles to go 60 metres to the whitewash. Kheirallah converted.

Sheffield almost responded with a nice move to the right flank but Jake Spedding’s pass to Swift was deemed forward.

Toulouse were let off the hook and they took control of the match with three tries in eight minutes.

Tony Maurel, Joe Bretherton and Rhys Curran all found their way over and Kheirallah was on target with three conversions, taking the score to 0-24.

The hosts got on the scoresheet themselves in the 29th minute. Menzie Yere went on a typical barnstorming run and his pass was patted down by a Toulouse defender, with Millar there to pick up the pieces and touch down. Cory Aston couldn’t convert.

The final try of the first half went the way of Kheirallah, who converted his own effort.

Mark Aston’s men were fast out of the blocks in the second period and Swift registered his first try of the afternoon with a fine acrobatic move. Aston was off target with the goal.

Kheirallah and Gavin Marguerite both crossed for Toulouse before the final quarter, where Sheffield came into their element with three scores.

Joshua Toole showed his strength as he muscled over for a four-pointer, despite Toulouse defenders in the vicinity. Aston added the extras.

Try-scorers Millar and Toole laid the foundations for Sheffield’s next score, as both made half-breaks. The Eagles spread the ball right and Swift found a gap which he exploited perfectly for his second try of the day. Aston missed the following conversion attempt.

Christopher Centrone bagged Toulouse’s final try eight minutes from time but there was still time for Millar to complete his brace, as he went airborne following a Yere offload. Aston goaled from the corner.

By Dan Fowler

Official

M Griffiths

Attendance

Half Time

4 - 30

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