SHEFFIELD EAGLES: Speedy Eagle at front of ‘Q’ to break record

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SAMOAN international Quentin Laulu-Togagae is closing in on the 20-year record for tries scored for Sheffield Eagles in a season.

The full-back’s speed and timing coming into the attacking line has seen him plunder 26 touchdowns in 19 games.

With a possible 13 games still to play Laulu-Togagae - nicknamed Q or QLT - is on track to overtake the club record of 30 by Iva Ropati (1991-92.)

Laulu-Togagae scored two tries in the 44-10 win over against York City Knights last Friday. It followed four in the Northern Rail Cup win over Hunslet Hawks – the second time second time this season scored four in a game this season.

“Q can certainly score tries and can play the game; when there’s a chance he’s through after sniffing an opening. His anticipation is great” said coach Mark Aston. “He’s an exciting player and it’s great having him in the team.”

Laulu-Togagae joined Eagles from Australian club Souths Logan Magpies at the start of last season. The two tries against York took the Samoan past winger David Plange’s 24 in the 1991-92 season but that took 35 games. The next in line of fire is Daryl Powell’s 28 tries from 30 games in the 1988-89 season.

Laulu-Togagae hopes to add more tries when Eagles travel to Swinton Lions on Sunday. He’s already got one against the Lions in the 56-22 win in the opening game of the league season. “I want to keep scoring,” he said. “It’s going well - that’s because the rest of the team are playing well. I’m getting the chances because I follow the big guys who do the hard work.”