SHEFFIELD EAGLES: Q relief as full-back escapes ban

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NO more sleepless nights for Sheffield Eagles Quentin Laulu-Togagae after the threat of a Grand Final ban was lifted.

The full-back – nicknamed QLT or Q – had an anxious wait for four days (and nights) after being put on report for a dangerous shoulder charge in the semi.

“I’m really happy, I was nervous especially after the game when I watched the game on TV; the commentators were making out it was something big and I knew I had a problem, there were a lot a sleepless nights,” he said.

“I got a caution, maybe I deserved that but I can play in the final.”

QLT broke the Eagles individual try scoring record with 34 this season and his loss would have been a massive blow ahead of the clash with Featherstone Rovers on Sunday.

He was part of the team that lost 40-4 to Rovers in the final last year and wants revenge.

“I’ve done well this year but I don’t care about that as long as I put in a good performance in the final and we come out with the win,” he said.

“This is what we train for and play for to get to the big showdown at the end of the year. We’ve made it again and hopefully we’ve learned from the mistakes we made last year.”

Watching in the stands will be his wife Christine and nine-year-old son Phoenix and QLT wants to take home a medal.

He added: “They are a big part of what I do on the field – if I’m not happy at home I don’t play well.”