Rob Worrincy signs for Sheffield Eagles

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of former winger Rob Worrincy from Halifax on a one-year contract.

He becomes the sixth new signing ahead of 2015, joining Blake South, John Davies, Steve Thorpe, Jamie Langley and Ben Musolino.

The 29-year-old made 57 appearances for the Eagles in two spells between 2005 and 2008, scoring 27 tries including a memorable effort in the Eagles’ playoff final victory over Swinton Lions in 2006 which ensured promotion back to the second tier.

Rob has since spent his career with Halifax, playing a part in their Championship winning season in 2010 and Northern Rail Cup triumph in 2012, and says he can’t wait to get started once more in Sheffield.

He said: “I’m excited, the success of the team over the last three or four years speaks for itself. Sheffield have been a team that you know you’re always going to have a tough game against and a team you expect to see at the back end of the season challenging for honours.

“It’s going to be a case of trying to force my way into a very successful team. It’s going to be a difficult task because there are players that have performed well over the last few years that have made those shirts their own, and rightly so.

“I have a lot of respect for Mark (Aston) having played under him previously. I had lost a little bit of direction when I first joined Sheffield and I owe a lot of gratitude to him as he gave me my first real opportunity.

“When I realised I wasn’t going to be at Halifax anymore, Sheffield was always going to be my first port of call. I really enjoyed my time here and have some great memories.”

Eagles boss Mark Aston is delighted to have Rob on board, and thinks he can contribute to a successful season in 2015.

He said: “Rob was very good the last time he was here and he can score tries, which is the type of player we’re always looking for. He will add competition for places in the back line and is a real exciting athlete.

“We had a chat about what he wants to achieve and where we’re going and he wants to be a part of it. He has matured now and I’m sure he can become a fans’ favourite once again.”