Sheffield Eagles: Kick up the backside just the ticket for QLT

Quentin Laulu-Togagae
Quentin Laulu-Togagae
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The only way is up for Eagles’ full-back Quentin Laulu-Togagae as he looks to continue his recent impressive form.

The Samoan international bagged a crucial try in last weekend’s victory over Batley Bulldogs as Mark Aston’s Eagles maintained their impressive start to the Kingstone Press Championship campaign.

The 30-year-old, known simply as QLT, has bagged three tries so far this season and believes he has got better with every game.

“I had a slow start in my first game but I am happy with the way things have improved,” he said.

“The coach gave it to me and told me to pick my game up which I have so I am pretty happy with my performances but I still need to work on a lot of things, and that’s what I’ll be doing in the build up to Sunday.”

The popular Samoan first came to English shores in 2011 establishing himself as one of the division’s most dangerous finishers.

He has again been pivotal for the Eagles in the opening rounds of this season and revealed he is happy with progress ahead of a trip to Workington Town this Sunday.

“We are happy with the way things are going but we still have a lot to work on. It is still early days, we are only four games into the season so we have an important week ahead because it is always a tough game up at Workington.”

The Eagles were made to work hard at the Keepmoat last weekend to maintain their unbeaten start at their latest home. Despite a 28-16 victory over Batley the game hung in the balance for the majority of the second half until Laulu-Togagae’s last minute try which finally put paid to a spirited Batley display.

“The massive positive that came out of the game was a win,” he added.

“We know that our performance wasn’t good enough, our game is built on a solid defence but we gave away two easy tries. We can’t keep playing like we did against Batley and expect to win.

“We are a close group of lads and we know that we didn’t play to the best of our abilities but we have brushed it aside, we got the win and we will work hard during this week as we prepare for Workington at the weekend.”