Lo’s hat-trick not enough to halt Toulouse
TOULOUSE 44 SHEFFIELD EAGLES 14 CHAMPIONSHIP SHIELD FINAL
GARRY LO’S first-half hat-trick on his final Sheffield Eagles appearance proved in vain as Toulouse won the Kingstone Press Championship Shield with a rampant victory.
The 23-year-old, who has signed a two-year deal at Castleford, scored his treble inside the first 32 minutes to put Sheffield 14-4 ahead after Mark Kheirallah had pulled a try back.
But the French side came roaring back and scored 40 unanswered points as Stanislas Robin, Gavin Marguerite, Rhys Curran, Paul Marcon, Kheirallah, Anthony Marion, Constantine Mika and Tony Maurel all registered tries. Toulouse: Kheirallah, Maurel, Ader, Marguerite, Marcon, Robin, Ford, Boyer, Bouzinac, Canet, Mika, Curran, Marion. Substitutes: Kriouache, Puech, Hepi, A. Bentley. Sheffield Eages: Millar, Lo, Yere, Flynn, Blackmore, Brown, Owens, Wheeldon, Fozard, James, Johnson, Straughier, Minchella. Substitutes: Trout, Scott, Hope, Mexico.