Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Sheffield Eagles

Aston: Eagles need to change attitude

Mark Aston

Struggling Sheffield Eagles have been told to rediscover some passion after slumping to their seventh defeat of the season against Keighley on Sunday. Last year’s Championship Grand Final winners now sit seventh in the table and are 20 points adrift of leaders Leigh Centurions. Third-place Halifax visit Owlerton this weekend and coach Mark Aston wants to see a change in ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 60-16 Sheffield Eagles

Justin-Carney

In a nutshell Castleford overpowered their Championship opposition and cruised into the next round of the Challenge Cup. The story of the game 3’ – Scott Turner try; Dominic Brambani missed goal: 0-4 7’ – Justin Carney try; Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/1): 4-4 11’ – Justin Carney try (second); Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/2): 8-4 17’ – Grant Millington ... Read More »

Match Report: Sheffield Eagles 34 Doncaster 42

In a Nutshell Doncaster recovered from a 28-12 half-time deficit to finish like a runaway train to take the points in the South Yorkshire derby at Owlerton Stadium. How it unfolded The Eagles seemed to be in control at the break and held a 16-point advantage, but that was eradicated within 18 minutes of the restart and Paul Cooke’s men ... Read More »

Championship preview: Workington Town v Sheffield Eagles

Menzie-Yere-Sheff

Sunday 3.00pm at Derwent Park Workington Town coach Phil Veivers could be boosted by the returns of Jarrad Stack, Graeme Mattinson and Karl Olstrum for Sunday’s match against Sheffield Eagles. However Elliott Miller, Callum Phillips and Liam McAvoy are all expected to be unavailable. Town are just two points adrift of a play-off place, and will be desperate to claim ... Read More »

Top Championship coaches back league restructuring

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Three of the top coaches outside Super League have backed the sweeping changes that will impact on the game next year, as the pathway to Super League re-opens for Championship clubs. Batley’s John Kear, Sheffield’s Mark Aston and Leigh’s Paul Rowley believe that the re-introduction of promotion and relegation is already having a huge impact on the game at Championship ... Read More »

Brambani wants Sheffield Eagles to soar in cup again

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Dominic Brambani wants Sheffield Eagles to replicate the Tetley’s Challenge Cup run they enjoyed last year as they prepare to take on London Skolars in their fourth round tie at Owlerton Stadium on Saturday. The Eagles went as far as the quarter-finals in 2013 and with five Super League clubs drawn against each other in the fourth round, Brambani sees ... Read More »

Jordan Burke joins Eagles on month-long loan

Jordan Burke. ©RLPhotos

Warrington Wolves utility back Jordan Burke has joined Championship outfit Sheffield Eagles on a month-long loan. The 22-year-old begins training with his new club tonight and looks set to make his debut against Keighley Cougars on Sunday. Eagles Head Coach Mark Aston said: “I’m pleased we’ve been able to bring Jordan into the club. As a player he has great ... Read More »

Championship preview: Keighley Cougars v Sheffield Eagles

Cougars player-coach Paul March

Sunday 3.00pm at Cougar Park Keighley Cougars are without Ash Lindsay after he suffered a broken leg against Workington Town last week. Cougars coach Paul March said: “Ash is going to be in plaster for six weeks and it’s a massive loss for us, but we’ve got a decent squad this year and Scott Law or Ross Peltier will get ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Sheffield Eagles v Dewsbury Rams

Sunday 2.00pm at Owlerton Stadium Sheffield are still looking for their first win in the Kingstone Press Championship on home soil following their return to the Owlerton Stadium. Their homecoming against Rochdale was postponed through a waterlogged pitch and their first appearance at Owlerton was spoilt when they fell to a defeat to visitors Barrow. The Eagles will be without ... Read More »

Championship preview: Halifax v Sheffield Eagles

Fax-v-leigh

Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Halifax coach Karl Harrison insists his only focus is Halifax as he prepares for Sunday’s mouth-watering Kingstone Press Championship showdown with Sheffield Eagles. Halifax have lost two of their first three fixtures in 2014, including last week’s 10-8 home reverse against Batley Bulldogs. Harrison said: “It’s going to take time for the team to gel, ... Read More »