Brown bid to win dual with ex-Eagle

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SIMON Brown’s right boot is likely to be the key factor in Sheffield Eagles making it four straight wins when they play Dewsbury Rams.

He’ll line up for a battle of the two players with the best kicking game in the Championship against Dewsbury’s former Eagles’ half-back Dominic Brambani.

“It’s a small pitch and I’m looking forward to testing myself against Dominic – it’ll be like a kicking dual,” said Brown.

“We have a bit of a similar game – hopefully we’ll do well and carry on winning.”

Coach Mark Aston believes Eagles’ big pack will be able to dominate possession and provide a platform for Brown at the Tetley Stadium on Sunday.

“The pack’s playing well and I like to think that we’ll be a bit smarter in certain areas and more dynamic,” he said.

“The kicking game is always important and there is a massive threat from Brambani but we probably have a bit more with the ball in hand.

“For us young Simon has a great kicking game and puts the ball in the right areas.”

Brambani spent two seasons with Eagles before joining the Rams last year after a spell in Australia.

Aston was able to check on Dewsbury in their win over Batley Bulldogs to reach the semi-final of the Northern Rail Cup last weekend.

Aston hopes to have all four dual registration loan players available, the doubt being Jason Crookes who may be called back by parent club Bradford Bull because of injuries.