Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Sheffield Eagles sign Tony Tonks

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of Halifax prop Tony Tonks. Tonks joins the club having established himself as one of the best forwards in the Championship during his time with Featherstone Rovers and Halifax. The 29-year-old has scored 19 tries in 141 appearances combined for the two West Yorkshire clubs, and becomes the Eagles’ seventh new signing, joining Blake ... Read More »

Sheffield Eagles confirm Owlerton exit

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed today that they are leaving they current home, Owlerton Stadium, due to new Rugby Football League ground regulations. The Eagles moved to Owlerton for the 2014 season after it was announced that their former home, Don Valley Stadium, was going to be demolished.  The Eagles were determined to stay within the city of Sheffield and were ... Read More »

TOTALRL TV: Andrew Henderson

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In the latest episode of TotalRL TV, we caught up with retiring Sheffield Eagles hooker Andrew Henderson. The 35-year old reflects on his rugby league career in Australia and England, looking back at the highs and the lows, and sharing his experiences in Super League, the Championship and with Scotland in two World Cups. Read More »

Rob Worrincy signs for Sheffield Eagles

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of former winger Rob Worrincy from Halifax on a one-year contract. He becomes the sixth new signing ahead of 2015, joining Blake South, John Davies, Steve Thorpe, Jamie Langley and Ben Musolino. The 29-year-old made 57 appearances for the Eagles in two spells between 2005 and 2008, scoring 27 tries including a memorable effort ... Read More »

Sheffield Eagles sign Ben Musolino

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Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of Italian International Ben Musolino for the 2015 season. The 21 year old Australian plays in the Back Row or Centre and joins the Eagles from fellow Championship side Barrow Raiders. He has played for St George Illawarra in the U20’s competition as well as spending time with Manly in the NSW cup. Speaking ... Read More »

Eagles reveal new stadium plans on Don Valley site

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Sheffield Eagles will return to the site of the old Don Valley Stadium in 2016, when they move in to a new state-of-the-art stadium in the Olympic Legacy Park. The Championship side have secured a significant investment to help fund the building of the stadium, which will feature a high quality synthetic pitch, an impressive main stand, a 50-bed hotel, ... Read More »

Cougars begin legal action; propose expanded Championship

Can Keighley Cougars come straight back up after relegation in 2014?

Keighley Cougars and Sheffield Eagles have begun formal legal action against the Rugby Football League over the ineligible dual-registration players saga. Cougars Chairman Gary Fawcett says that the club has not received any answers from the sport’s governing body over why Batley and Doncaster were reinstated the three points they were initially deducted. Fawcett wants to know why the clubs ... Read More »

Championship play-offs: Week two preview

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After an action-packed first week of the play-offs in the Kingstone Press Championship, week two sees two local derbies, with four teams battling to save their season. There is a South Yorkshire derby at the Keepmoat Stadium, as fourth-placed Doncaster look to defeat local rivals – and last year’s champions – Sheffield Eagles, in what is set to be a ... Read More »

Cougars and Eagles to take joint action against RFL

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Keighley and Sheffield are prepared to take joint action against the RFL over the non-punishment of other Championship clubs for fielding ineligible players, and the Cougars say they are waiting for answers from the game’s governing body over a host of pertinent questions. In this week’s League Express, Gareth Walker chats to Keighley Chairman Gary Fawcett, who has been in ... Read More »

Mark Aston calls for vote of no confidence in RFL

Mark Aston

Sheffield Eagles coach Mark Aston has questioned how old evidence could be presented in last Thursday’s controversial points deduction appeals by Championship clubs Batley and Doncaster, and has called for answers from the RFL over the matter. An Operational Rules Appeals Tribunal granted the appeals against the points deductions imposed for breaches of the rules relating to dual-registration. The clubs ... Read More »