Monday, December 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Sheffield Eagles

Mark Aston calls for vote of no confidence in RFL

Mark Aston has another new player on board.

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 »

Championship: Brambani signs contract extension at Sheffield

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Sheffield Eagles have announced that half-back Dominic Brambani has signed a one-year extension to his contract with the club. The 29-year-old is currently in his second stint with the club having first joined back in 2007. After two seasons with the Eagles he left to pursue his career in Australia before returning to England, this time joining the Dewsbury Rams. ... Read More »

Broncos sign Matt Garside from Sheffield Eagles

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Relegated London Broncos have snapped up impressive centre Matt Garside from Sheffield Eagles for the start of next season. The 23-year-old played a pivotal role in winning last year’s Championship title and has scored 36 tries in 54 appearances for the South Yorkshire club. Eagles coach Mark Aston said: “We’re sorry to see him go because over the last two ... Read More »

Aston: Eagles need to change attitude

Mark Aston has another new player on board.

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

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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

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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

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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 »