Toulouse run up 50 points against Sheffield Eagles

Sheffield Eagles suffered a nine-try beating today by Toulouse Olympique at the State Ernest Argelès in Blagnac, despite going six points ahead with a try from Cory Aston converted by Oscar Thomas after eight minutes. In a tight first half, Toulouse fought back with two unconverted tries by Paul Marcon and Mourad Kriouache, with the latter giving them the lead…

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Eagles sign Lo and Aston on loan

Sheffield Eagles have announced the capture of Garry Lo and Cory Aston on loan from Castleford Tigers. Both join from the Betfred Super League side on an initial one-month deal with an option to extend. Lo made several strong performances for Papua New Guinea at the recent Rugby League World Cup but he will start the 2018 season back at…

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Sheffield coach Mark Aston suggests increasing the size of the Championship

Sheffield coach Mark Aston has thrown forward his idea for a restructure of rugby league – which involves increasing the size of the Championship and leaving League 1 to become a “development league”. The Eagles are not in danger of relegation to the third tier this year, and instead are heading for the semi-finals of the Championship Shield despite another…

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Championship Shield Results – Bradford win again

Championship Shield: Swinton Lions 16-30 Bradford Bulls Sheffield Eagles 28-35 Dewsbury Rams Batley Bulldogs 22-22 Oldham Toulouse Olympique 50-12 Rochdale Hornets Full coverage of all the weekend’s Championship Shield matches will feature in Monday’s issue of League Express, available in the shops and online from Sunday evening.

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Eagles hold further discussions as stadium saga continues

Sheffield Eagles have held discussions with key figures from Sheffield’s Legacy Park Ltd as the club continues to work towards playing at a proposed stadium on the complex. Eagles’ chairman Chris Noble MBE held discussions with Legacy Park Project lead Richard Caborn, which followed a recent board meeting held by Legacy Park Ltd, the organisation created to deliver the Olympic…

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Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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Sheffield Eagles sign rugby union convert

Championship side Sheffield Eagles have captured rugby union winger Curtis Wilson on a deal until the end of the season. The former Rotherham Titans, Ealing and Otley flyer is the latest acquisition to bolster the Eagles’ ranks, with Jack Owens, George Milton and Remy Marginet all joining Mark Aston’s side in the last month. Local-born Wilson has finally made the move…

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Grading every Championship club’s first half of the regular season

Hull Kingston Rovers (1st): A Heading into the season, the Robins couldn’t really win. Everyone expected them to take the Championship by storm, so their current position at the top of the league is no real surprise to anybody. But their efforts so far this season should not be underestimated. The Robins haven’t had it easy in games with London,…

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