Sheffield snap up Roberts

Sheffield Eagles have announced the signing of Oliver Roberts on loan from Super League side Huddersfield Giants for an initial period of one month.

Roberts who plays back row joined the Giants last year from relegated Bradford Bulls, his season with the Bulls having been cut short when he broke his leg last Easter against Wigan.

Now back to full fitness and raring to go, Roberts joins ahead of the Easter fixtures which see the Eagles playing three games in nine days.

Sheffield Eagles Director of Rugby, Mark Aston, said of Roberts signing: “Ollie is a player who I have had my eye on for some time and was keen to involve with Ireland last Autumn but his injury unfortunately prevented this.

“He is now fully fit and looking to get back to his best. Ollie will be an excellent addition to our squad.”