Four back for Yorkshire derby

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SHEFFIELD Eagles will welcome back four key players for the club’s final pre-season game at Doncaster on Sunday.

Samoans Misi Taulapapa and Quentin Laulu-Togagae plus PNG star Menzie Yere and Joe Hirst will be available. The suspensions hanging over players following the incidents in the Championship Grand Final last season were wiped out by the friendly at Wakefield Wildcats.

There could also be a debut for new signing Aaron Smith. The former Castleford hooker or loose-forward has joined the Eagles after two seasons out of the game.

Aston included seven new signings in the squad at Wakefield 10 days ago and will demand an improved performance following a 38-24 defeat. Eagles play Doncaster in the group stages of the Northern Rail Cup and the friendly is a chance to put down a marker.

He said: “We needed to shuffle people about at Wakefield and I wanted to find out what options we have so if we do pick up injuries who can come in and some of the questions have been answered.”