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Future of crisis club Sheffield Eagles hangs in the balance

Chief Executive John Whaling continues his battle to save Sheffield Eagles bolstered by interest from two new interested parties.

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Jordie Hedges, scorer of Dons' match-winning try, is tackled
 by a Keighley player. Picture Dean Atkins

Doncaster RLFC 26 Keighley Cougars 24: Dons one win away from play-offs

Injury-hit Doncaster staged a magnificent comeback to beat Keighley Cougars 26-24 in a thrilling League One Super 8s clash at the Keepmoat Stadium.

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Duane Straugheir: Among the tries for Eagles

Sheffield Eagles 38 Swinton 40: Winning run ends for crisis club Eagles

Sheffield Eagles were denied a fourth win on the spin in the final minute after Swinton produced a stirring fightback to claim a 38-40 victory at Bawtry Road.

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Jordie Hedges

Doncaster RLFC v Keighley: Team news for vital Super 8s clash

Dons centre Liam Welham has been ruled out for the season after tearing a pectoral muscle.

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Eagles chief executive John Whaling

Sheffield Eagles: Takeover needed ‘within six weeks’ as club faces threat of extinction

Sheffield Eagles face an anxious wait on their future after confirming they have ‘sought professional insolvency advice’ as the club continues talks over a takeover.

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Sheffield Eagles v Swinton: Elliot Minchella looks to evade Macauley Hallets

Hard work pays off for try-scoring Sheffield Eagles youngster

Sheffield Eagles director Mark Aston says youngster Elliot Minchella’s recent renaissance is testament to the work on the training ground.

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Sheffield Eagles admit facing 'threat of extinction' in new statement

Sheffield Eagles have issued a statement revealing they could cease to exist as they close in on being unable to fulfill their financial obligations as a club.
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Sheffield Eagles' players

Council decision could speed up take-over of Sheffield Eagles

Chief Executive John Whaling insists that talks over a potential takeover of Sheffield Eagles cannot be allowed to drag on.

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Jordie Hedges will return from a three-match suspension for the Dons this weekend

Dons hoping to make it third time lucky at the Keepmoat

Doncaster RLFC are hoping it will be a case of third time lucky in Sunday’s crucial League One Super 8s clash against Keighley at the Keepmoat Stadium.

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Australians pull out of Sheffield Eagles takeover talks

Australians pull out of Sheffield Eagles takeover talks

Sheffield Eagles’ takeover talks are now down to two interested parties after an Australian consortium dropped out of the race to buy the club.

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Sheffield Eagles aim to build on three-game winning run

Sheffield Eagles aim to build on three-game winning run

Sheffield Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston is still looking for improvement from his side despite three wins on the spin.

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Ryan Wright reaches for the line.

Doncaster RLFC: Thornton takes positives from defeat to unbeaten Toulouse

Doncaster RLFC are still looking to capitalise on home advantage in the League One Super 8s.

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Quentin Laulu-Togagae

Eagles kick off Shield games in fine style

Sheffield Eagles made it three wins on the spin for the first time this season after a 48-16 victory over struggling Whitehaven.

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Makali Aizue in action for Doncaster. Photo: Chris Etchells

Doncaster 18 Toulouse 38: French class too much for brave Dons

The Dons failed in their bid to become the first side to lower Toulouse’s colours in yesterday’s League One Super 8s clash at the Keepmoat Stadium.

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Gary Thornton

Doncaster RLFC v Toulouse: Tonks and Aizue doubtful for Dons

Doncaster RLFC will be forced to make at least one enforced change to the side which beat Hunslet in tomorrow’s League One Super 8s clash against unbeaten Toulouse at the Keepmoat Stadium.

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David Foggin-Johnson. Photo: Rob Terrace

Doncaster RLFC: Foggin-Johnson ready for French examination

Dons winger David Foggin-Johnson has certainly risen to the challenge in the club's League One Super 8s campaign.

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Cory Aston

Sheffield Eagles: Aston’s delight at developing half back pairing

Sheffield Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston is excited about the prospect of further developing his burgeoning half back combination of son Cory and loanee Stan Robin.

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Ben Blackmore should be available to face Whitehaven. Picture: Andrew Roe

Ben Blackmore fitness boost for Sheffield Eagles

Winger Ben Blackmore looks set to feature again this season for Sheffield Eagles after news he doesn’t imminently need an operation on his injured wrist.

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Jordie Hedges

Doncaster RLFC: Jordie Hedges eager to impress his visitors

Doncaster RLFC’s Australian scrum-half Jordie Hedges can’t wait to get back into action, not least to show his parents what he can do in the British game.

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Confidence is soaring at Sheffield Eagles

The mood in the Sheffield Eagles’ camp has gone full swing, with director of rugby Mark Aston now looking to temper the new found belief from his side.

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