No, but they have half a dozen south eastern born lads in Superleague now. Sheffield have produces none after nearly 30 years existence.
Love Sheffield Eagles but how are they viable for SL when they produce no pro players and have few fans?
I'd have thought Laughton, Aston and Darryl Powell were all pretty good evidence of Sheffield producing a bit of class. Who knows what they could have done if they'd been allowed to continue instead of being shat on. From the ruins they've built a very good side.
If they had a decent stadium who knows what sort of crowds they'd get. Bramhall Lane is too big, Don Valley is ###### for RL. I know I've said it before but Millmoor is standing empty and not a million miles from where they play now.
They scored possibly the best try of the season in any league last Sunday and like Fev, Leigh and Fax deserve a chance.
That's the problem though with this stiupid franchise system. All four can't have a chance and no team can stay at the top indefinitely until the RFL deigns to give them a licence.
P&R: two ten team leagues:. one fully pro, one hybrid - (some full time some part time.) So the leap to Super League is not so daunting.