Toulouse stunned as Sheffield flash promotion credentials

Sheffield continued their solid start to the season with a 32-4 win over Super League hopefuls Toulouse at Olympic Legacy Park.

Mark Aston’s side ran in six tries against Toulouse, who are back in the Championship after suffering relegation from the Super League last season.

The Eagles got off to an electric start, leading 26-0 at halftime thanks to first-half tries from Jesse Sene-Lefao, Vila Halafihi, Anthony Thackeray, Ben Jones-Bishop and Jason Bass.

Toulouse produced a better second half performance when they scored a consolation through France international center Mathieu Jussaume.

Irish international Ollie Roberts extended Sheffield’s lead with 10 minutes remaining to wrap up an impressive 32-4 victory for the Eagles at home, with Cory Aston kicking five goals.

A good start for the Eagles

It’s been a dream start to the season for Sheffield, who are operating on a part-time budget. They currently sit third in the Championship table, level on points with second-place Toulouse.

The Eagles are just two points behind league leaders Featherstone, who have a game less in Sheffield. Promotion favorites Rovers welcome York to Post Office Road on Sunday afternoon.

The Aston team have won five of their first seven games of the Championship campaign. They have already beaten Barrow, Batley, London, Widnes and now Toulouse, with their only losses coming to Halifax in the first round and Bradford last week.

Matches of the Seventh Round of the Championship

There are six more championship games in the seventh round on Sunday afternoon. There will be no televised Monday night game in this round.


Sheffield Eagles 32-4 Toulouse Olympique


Barrow Raiders vs. Halifax Panthers

Featherstone Rovers v York City Knights

Keighley Cougars vs. Bradford Bulls

London Broncos v Swinton Lions

Whitehaven vs. Batley Bulldogs

Widnes Vikings v Newcastle Thunder

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