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  1. Well done to Mitch for his 250th appearance and scoring a try. Well done to Menzie for setting new try record of 117 and with a hat-trick and achieving, so far 45 tries this season. Well done to Hendo for his 100th Eagles appearance Well done to Dom for 20 points and scoring 351 points this season in 36 games. Well done to Scott for taking his points total to 100 for Sheffield Well done to Dom for 113 consecutive appearances Well done to Sheffield Eagles for winning the final game of 338 at Don Valley (which started with a win on 26th September 1990 v Wakefield) making the win rate of 60% [202 games won] Well done to Sheffield Eagles for scoring more points this season (so far) than ever before in a season The 2nd time in history when Eagles have had 5 meetings v another team in a season The first and only other time was 1991-92 Eagles met Oldham 5 times...Results: Eagles won 3 lost 1 drew 1.
  2. ps ....good set of photos and video of the game and match report, quote by Tubbs and Holty on www.nwemail.co.uk
  3. Having been coerced into a brief resume, here goes............. Barrow Raiders (12) 18 Sheffield Eagles (14) 20 Although Raiders lost by such a small margin, their commitment, and especially their defence was a "pleasure" (in a strange way) to watch. Eagles were playing their 4th game in 15 days ( 3 in the last 10 days ~ in the last 3 games scoring 133 points (including 23 tries) and conceding only 40 points) and there were two outcomes possible from this encounter today. Either Eagles would continue on the try scoring trail or they would have their normal tough game at Craven Park where Raiders seem to pull out all the stops and fight to the end. The result was the latter. I have not seen a Raiders team play so well under pressure and the tackling in general was of a very high standard, except for the high tackles!! (which the inept referee J Cobb (who appeared just out of nappies) failed to register on the radar) There were , in my opinion, one or two of the Raiders players who had serious problems with losing their dummies, especially McGilvray and Casey, who didn't like being tackled or being pulled up for a mistake. Harrison and Campbell were work-horses along with Brennan who was superb in both defence and forcing the attacking play. Whereas Sheffield , who looked jaded, (and were) tried hard to break the stubborn wall that confronted them. Eventually on the 4th minute, the deadlock was broken with a well worked drive on the Eagles line.and #14 scoring the try . With #21 scoring the conversion on 4 mins.. NOW MY FIRST GRIPE .............. due to the poor PA we were unable to hear the names of the players and when we looked for reference in the programme the players were only numbered 1 to 17 with no squad numbers and it will only be when I refer back to the last Eagles game at Don Valley will I get the names of the scorers etc...............i believe this needs rectifying especially as the programme gives " a team" which often is nothing like the one which runs out on the pitch.... Gripe 1 over..... Quentin Laulu-Togagae (#1) then eventually started his attack on Menzie Yere's scoring record for this season and added one to his total on 16 mins, and this score made it scoring at least one try in the last 10 games this season, bar 1. His 6th consecutive game of getting on the score sheet!! Dom Brambani (#7) strangely missed the kick, as his record in all games this season is 80%. The travelling band of Eagles supporters did not have to wait too long for Q to go in for his 2nd of the day on 22 min., which Dom Brambani again failed to convert, but credit to Raiders who were not giving in too easily and they maintained pressure and scored another good try on 28 mins. Raiders continued their pressure and good defence against the inept refereeing on J Cobb, who seriously needs to go back to school and swat up on the rules.... perhaps he is sitting his GCSEs this week with the touch judges needing a visit to specsavers. Again the pressure Eagles were exerting paid dividends and Q went in for his hat-trick try and his 21st try of the season (and his 76th try in 72 games). Brambani converting this one at last and taking his points score this season to 201. The half-time hooter came when both teams were showing signs that they both wanted their cup of tea and slice of orange! Raiders , a deserved, 12, Eagles , a hard fought , 14. Penalty count at half-time was Raiders 3 Eagles 3. Drop Outs : Raiders 1 Eagles 3 .. [This demonstrating the pressure Raiders were exerting] The 874 spectators were treated to a hard fought 2nd half, not helped by the inept display of the merry whistler and his flag waving chums. There were only 2 tries scored in a defensive 2nd period and the ex-Raiders star of 80+ games for Raiders and playing his 85th game for the Eagles, #9, Andrew Henderson, went over for his customary power try on 57 mins which Dom Brambani converted,. Raiders were not giving in and although they looked extremely weary, they kept going and Raiders #16 scored with 7 mins left on the clock and #21 converted, giving the supporters of both teams something to do to get behind their teams. With further incredulous refereeing decisions going against both sides and some strange penalty calls throughout the match, including a vast number of missed calls or confusing against both sides there were no more scores and the result for Eagles kept them at the top of the Championship, but only just and Raiders, who were possibly the better team on the day, lost by only 2. They could have won it if certain players had not constantly held down, even after warnings, and had played rugby instead of being petulant. Casey was an example of this, particularly close to his line. Penalty count 2nd half; Raiders 5 Sheffield 6. Drop outs : raiders 1 Eagles 1. I awarded the merry whistler 5/100, and was informed by supporters of both teams, that that was generous!! Un-named Raiders supporters suggested that I must put some stats on here, and my reply was that few were taken as there was no way I could do anything re interchanges because of the poor PA system, but some would appear!! Comments made by Eagles players: That was a hard match and Raiders could have won easily if it hadn't been that we had to win. That is the best pitch we have played on all season and although a little hard was in great condition. We are so tired after all these games and the travel, but we do not roll over easily. That ref was abysmal and was too influenced by the crowd. [Raiders fans were right to shout at his decisions, or lack of them, most of the time, but some calls for forward pass and off-side were a joke especially when they were 70 yards from the play......... that's my comment!] Raiders should not be bottom of the league with a performance like that. Finally.....Gripe 2........ I think that halifaxjohn must have been at the game as one spectator, not wearing Raiders colours, was more concerned about how many Eagles fans there were at Don Valley against Barrow (in a cup match) and the fact that we have played a series of 8 games when 7 were at home, includes 2 Challenge Cup and a Northern Rail Cup match and fans cannot keep forking out. He never actually mentioned the good game we had just watched. Some Eagles stats !!: Menzie Yere (#3) 95 tries in 127 games, and 23 tries in 19 games this season. QLT : 21 tries in 19 games in this season Dom Brambani 93 goals (and 2 tries and a drop goal) in 19 games this season and he played his 96th consecutive(in the two spells) game for Sheffield v Raiders and whist playing for Dewsbury and then joining Eagles has played in 94 consecutive (unbroken) games . Sorry can't do any other facts from Raiders v Eagles apart from that was the 24th meeting since Barrow voted for us in 1999. Eagles have won 14. 10th meeting at Craven Park and only the 4th time Eagles have won!!
  4. The return of an "Old-timer" in Mr Gregg Hurst .....119 games for the Eagles, along with Kane Feek, Simon Anniss
  5. Northern Rail Cup Elimination Round Sheffield Eagles v Barrow Raiders Don Valley Stadium 19th May 2013 – 3.00pm Match Stats: Raiders woke up after 18 mins and being 24 - 0 down started playing some decent rugby. Unfortunately after giving Eagles a penalty or a "spear" tackle on 44 mins Raiders started losing shape and Eagles regrouped and Yere went in for an easy try after some woe-ful attempts at tackling. The same pattern appeared after 53 mins when Raiders were penalised and Eagles went in for try no. 6. 2 mins later, another penalty to Eagles and another try. Raiders heads went down until the 65th min when Raiders were awarded a penalty for a sloppy ankle hold by Eagles. A minute later after a good kick and catch Raiders Lowe had scored. 3 mins later one of the few scrums awarded, for a knock on and Raiders made ground and scored again. Silly play by Raiders gave Eagles another penalty for a high tackle and the momentum swung away from raiders and eagles went in for 2 more tries. It was a good job the hooter sounded shortly after this as another penalty had been awarded against Raiders for ball stealing and that was the end of the embarrassment for Raiders. Referee: C Leatherbarrow Penalties: Sheffield Eagles (3) 8 Barrow Raiders (2) 4 [Penalties given away by Raiders were for ball stripping, holding down, interference at play of the ball, high tackles, "spear" tackle, off-side] Scrums: Sheffield Eagles (4) 5 Barrow Raiders (5) 8 Drop Outs : Sheffield Eagles (0) 2 Barrow Raiders (0) 2 Northern Rail Man of Match: Tom Armstrong Rugby League Express Man of Match: Patch Walker Rugby League Weekly Man of Match: Patch Walker Interchanges: Raiders(By squad no) 18 min: 18 off - 13 on; 16 off - 15 on 25 min: 9 off – 19 on 30 min: 25 off – 16 on 41 min: 11 off – 18 on 49 min: 15 off – 25 on 64 min: Mossop off – Marwood on 76 min: 9 off – 19 on Eagles: 23min: Henderson off - Davey on 28 min: Stringer and Hirst off – Roche and Garside on 45 min: Roche off – Stringer on 54 min: Davey off – Henderson on 56 min: Straugheir off – Hirst on 69 min; Knowles off - Straugheir on 72 min: Taulapapa off – Davey on Scoring sequence: 6-0;12-0;18-0;24-0; 30-0;36-0;42-0;48-0;54-0;54-6;54-10;58-10;64-10. Eagles tries scored at: 39 secs; 6min 57sec; 9min 9 secs; 18 min; 49 min; 54 min; 57 min; 59 min; 61 min; 74 min; 79 min. Scorers: QLT; Straugheir; Yere; Knowles; Yere; Garside; QLT; Garside; Hirst; Henderson; Hirst. Dom Brambani converted all except 74th min try as it was not under the posts! Attendance : 408
  6. Please clear out your message box. ........instructions under Hendo posting !!!! Regards Nigel
  7. RFL Conference League South Date: Saturday 13th April 2013 - Kick Off: 14:30 Leicester Storm RL 16 vs 38 Sheffield Hallam Eagles(Dean) Thomas takes the positives against the Eagles: This game was set to be a tough and physical game for both teams, who were equally punished for mistakes early on. The young, yet talented Leicester Storm team were looking to regain some team spirit following last weekends defeat at the Harvey Hadden Stadium. Paul Andrews looking to prove himself in particular on his debut for the club. Both teams posed threats, strong players and skills, but it was Sheffield who made it over the line first to put the visitors up 4-0 when the score was unconverted. Good kicking from Jack Boothby put the visitors under pressure at every restart, making Captain Greg Hurst's side more confident and eager for the win. An unfortunate head injury saw the end of the game for Kane Feek who had to leave the field with a split lip after clashing with an ex-team mate. Excellent running from Mahmood Saad saw the home side exploit an overlap on the left wing as Greg Hurst set Jack Boothby up in the corner, what was to be his second try in 2 games for the Storm side. A hard kick was successfully converted by the skillful boot of winger Mark Etherington. Three more tries were put past the disciplined Storm defence, seeing the home side heading into the second half trailing by 18-6. Blistering runs opened up the second half of this contest, coming from forwards Mahmood Saad and Patrick Thomson, each gaining precious yards when they had the ball in hand, ended in Jack Boothby going over for his second try of the game, rewarding the home side for their sensible calls, precision passes from Simon Anniss and quick play from Captain Hurst. This kick proved hard for Etherington, who missed the posts by inches. Storms third try wasn't far behind. With well worked moves and outstanding team play, the team found themselves camped on the visitors line, when excellent footwork from a young Blake Turner, stunned the Eagles' defensive line and dived over for his first score in the senior set-up. Etherington capitalised on another precious 2 points for the home side, taking the score to 22-16. Unfortunately for the home side, there was one more try to be had from the visitors which took the score to 26-16. Heading towards the line after a perfectly timed interception was Blake Turner, who was unfortunately stopped due to an unsportsmanlike shoulder barge from a Sheffield forward. The game ended at 38-16 to the visitors, Man of the match was awarded to Mahmood Saad, whose constant strength and power gained yards for his side. Storm with Eagles connections: Dean Thomas, Simon Anniss,Kane Feek,Sam Hull,Greg Hurst,Reece Williams. Leigh Sanders was Sheffield Hallam's MOM
  8. Ref: C Campbell Touch J: D Bowmer Touch J: B Griffiths on 19/04/2013 at Stanningley ARLFC against Leeds Rhinos.. Leeds Rhinos(26) 46 Sheffield Eagles (10) 30 Eagles Scorers: Ryan Millar(2t); Ross McGinn(t); Cory Aston(t,3g); Kadeem Williams(t); Tino Decaro(t);
  9. No numbers issued yet............ Should know by Feb 8th !!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Ref R Hicks TJ M Wilson TJ A Sweet RR C Halloran RTJ T Crashley VR TBC MC S Presley How has Mr Hicks performed in Eagles matches in 2010...... see the topic about success of Eagles this season............
  11. FRONTLINE FAIR PLAY LEAGUE: In the Co-operative Championship, Sheffield Eagles have finished at the top of the Frontline Fair Play Index and can now be rightfully called the best disciplined team in the Co-operative Championship. The Eagles managed to remain in the Number 1 spot after conceding only five fair play points in their 29-28 victory against Leigh Centurions which was their last game of the regular season. The South Yorkshire club finished a comfortable nine points clear of nearest rivals Keighley Cougars. Sheffield will collect their
  12. Joe is a quality player who loves Sheffield and the team/family spirit here. He has come on in leaps and bounds and I hope he is still with us next season and more. He is developing like Hepworth did and look how good Ryan is now.
  13. That's what the Scarborough Air does for you!!
  14. Listen on the net by clicking this link Raiders v Eagles
  15. I have had a trawl through Cumbria's programming-the on line section, for tomorrow(Friday), and there is nothing at present down for the match, but that does not necessarily mean they wont broadcast it because it is Radio Cumbria!! BBC Radio Cumbria - 95.6FM, 96.1FM and 104.1FM Click here for the link The schedule is: 18:00