37-year-old Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e to play on in 2023

Josh McAllister
Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e

37-year-old Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e will play on in 2023 after signing a one-year deal with Championship outfit Sheffield Eagles.

The full-back returns to the first club he joined in England back in 2011. He made more than 200 appearances during his first stint across six years.

He later joined Toronto Wolfpack for their inaugural season in League 1, before featuring for Halifax, Castleford and Newcastle Thunder.

The two-time Samoa international joined Keighley ahead of the 2021 campaign and returned to the Eagles initially on loan in March 2022.

Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e: Sheffield is home for me

“I am really happy, it’s been the first time in a long time that I’ve enjoyed my rugby,” he said.

“I had been in League 1 for a few years and was in my comfort zone compared to being in the Championship. Sheffield is home for me. They’ve given me a drive to make myself better. 

“I’ll be 39 next year and I want to prove I can still mix it with the big boys.” 

Director of rugby Mark Aston said: “Getting QLT back for next year is a no-brainer for us after the impact he made this year.

“He is getting on a bit, he knows that, we know that but he still has a lot to offer on and off the pitch. 

“We always speak about a culture at the club and how important it is to have that. QLT bought into that the first time around, when he was integral to our Grand Final winning years. He has bought into it again and it’s an exciting time, to see where we can go in 2023.”

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