Eagles going up . . .

Hold on to your hats:  Eagles' players Menzie Yere, left, and Dane McDonald high above the Showroom Cinema
Hold on to your hats: Eagles' players Menzie Yere, left, and Dane McDonald high above the Showroom Cinema
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UP they go. Sheffield Eagles’ players Menzie Yere and Dane McDonald soared above the city after hitching a lift on a giant crane.

The rugby league stars were taken nearly 100 ft up above the Showroom Cinema to the surprise of passengers leaving the railway station opposite.

“It was great up there – we were up with the birds,” said Papua New Guinea international Yere. “We got a great view across the city.”

Attached from the steel safety cage was an Eagles’ banner promoting the club, who play their final three home games at Bramall Lane later this month.

The massive mobile crane, from specialist industrial relocation engineers Hanlon and Wright, was in the city to lift a new two-and-a-half ton air conditioning unit on to the top of the cinema.

The company’s boss Chris Noble is an Eagles’ director and offered the players a chance to enjoy the high life.

“Five of the players came along but some of them didn’t seem that keen on going up but Menzie and Dane jumped at the chance,” he said.

“The team have had a run of away games and we wanted to remind our fans that we’re back at Bramall Lane on Sunday 21 August.”

Australian forward McDonald said: “Heights don’t worry me. It was fun and something to tell the folks back home about. We did fly like an Eagles!”