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Sheffield Eagles: Aston has a French fancy for fresh talent

Sheffield Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston has used the break in the fixture calendar to undertake a scouting mission to France.

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Kieran Cross

Doncaster RLFC: Kieran Cross ruled out after dislocating shoulder

Doncaster RLFC’s leading try-scorer Kieran Cross faces a spell on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder in Friday’s Challenge Cup defeat at Leeds Rhinos.

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Dane Chisholm

Rugby League: Dane Chisholm saga rumbles on for Sheffield Eagles

There appears to be no immediate resolution to the future of Dane Chisholm.

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Tom Carr cannot prevent Leeds Danny McGuire from scoring

Leeds Rhinos 64 Doncaster RLFC 28 - Proud effort by brave Dons in Challenge Cup

The brave Dons produced a remarkable second half effort to put the wind up the might of Super League giants Leeds Rhinos in the Challenge Cup last night.

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Dons head coach Gary Thornton

Leeds Rhinos v Doncaster RLFC: There’s no pressure on us - Thornton

Dons boss Gary Thornton knows it would take one of the biggest Ladbrokes Challenge Cup upsets in recent years to stop Leeds Rhinos charging into the sixth round at Headingley tonight (8pm).

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Sheffield Eagles v London: Pic by Simon Hall

Meaningful talks yet to start over new Sheffield Eagles stadium

Sheffield Eagles director Mark Aston has confirmed that dialogue has resumed with the council over plans for their return to the city, but progress remains minimal.

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Mark Castle

Doncaster RLFC: Mark Castle set to return against Leeds Rhinos

Doncaster RLFC will welcome prop Mark Castle back in tomorrow night’s testing Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round tie against Super League giants Leeds Rhinos at Headingley.

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Elliot Minchella looks to evade Macauley Hallets challenge
Picture Dean Atkins

Breakthrough for Sheffield Eagles star

Director Mark Aston says that changes made behind the scenes by Elliot Minchella are starting to provide consistency on the field.

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Head coach Gary Thornton. Photo: Rob Terrace

Dons head coach Gary Thornton wants to see ‘marked improvement’

Gary Thornton wants a ‘marked improvement’ from his side after the disappointing defeat at local rivals York City Knights on Good Friday.

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Eagles win at Rochdale. Pic by Simon Hall.

Sheffield Eagles boss happy with winning form

Sheffield Eagles’ director Mark Aston says his much improved side are ‘starting to stand up’ after back-to-back victories over Easter.

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Team mates surround Menzie Yere after his try against Dewsbury. Picture: Simon Hall

Sheffield Eagles 48 Dewsbury Rams 12 - Lo and behold as Garry grabs four

Sheffield Eagles made it four wins from their last five Championship fixtures after a comprehensive 48-12 victory over lowly Dewsbury Rams.

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Mark Aston

Sheffield Eagles: Aston warns of Dewsbury danger

Sheffield Eagles will be guarding against any form of complacency as they welcome a rejuvenated Dewsbury Rams to Belle Vue tonight (7.30pm).

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Dons head coach Gary Thornton

York City Knights 16 Doncaster RLFC 8

Doncaster RLFC suffered a second successive League One defeat when going down 16-8 against York City Knights in their Good Friday derby clash at Boothman Crescent.

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Mark Castle

Doncaster RLFC: Castle tipping Dons to bounce back in York clash

Mark Castle has twice left the Dons over the years but both coaching staff and fans alike will be hoping there won’t be a third time.

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Mark Aston, Eagles' director of rugby

Dane Chisholm still a Sheffield Eagles player, says Mark Aston

Sheffield Eagles say Dane Chisholm remains registered with the club, despite Bradford Bulls officially unveiling him as their latest signing.

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Sheffield Eagles’ Dane Chisholm may return to Bradford Bulls after only three months at club

Sheffield Eagles’ Dane Chisholm may return to Bradford Bulls after only three months at club

Sheffield Eagles are not rushing into the market for fresh blood, amid circulating rumours that out of favour half-back Dane Chisholm is set to re-join Bradford Bulls.

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Eagles No.5 Ryan Miller. 
Photographer: Andrew Bellis

Sheffield Eagles hope Academy prospect can made full back position his own

Sheffield Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston says now is the time for youngster Ryan Millar to stamp his mark on their troublesome full-back position.

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Doncaster RLFC: Gary Thornton looking for a lift after Toronto ‘embarrassment’

Doncaster RLFC head coach Gary Thornton will look to lift his players at training tonight ahead of their Good Friday League One derby at York City Knights.

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Sheffield Eagles v London, action shot by Simon Hall

Sheffield Eagles will strive to improve despite set-back

Director Mark Aston says his Sheffield Eagles side are a long way from the finished article after Sunday’s defeat to Bradford ended their recent mini-resurgence.

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Doncaster's Russ Spiers is stopped in his tracks by Adam Sidlow and FuiFui MoiMoi  Photo: Dean Atkins

Doncaster RLFC 6 Toronto 82: dons outclassed by slick Canadians

Doncaster RLFC never looked like becoming the first side to beat newcomers Toronto Wolfpack in their League One clash at the Keepmoat Stadium.

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