Happy homecoming as key man Brambani settles again at Eagles

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HALF-back Dominic Brambani is finding settling in easy after his return to Eagles.

“I’m really looking forward to the season, it’s like I’ve never been away,” he said.

“There are a few familiar faces here and it’s good to be back.”

Brambani’s return after a spell in Australia and playing at Dewsbury for the last two seasons is a key signing for Eagles for the new season.His link-up with Simon Brown gives the Eagles a play-making duo with a precise and match-winning kicking game.

“I played against Simon last season. He’s a really good player and I’m looking forward to working with him and hope we can link up and form a good partnership,” said Brambani, 26.

“It’s going well in training. I’m a right-footed kicker and Simon kicks with his left – we’ll have good kickers on both sides of the field; that’s always going to work.”

Coach Mark Aston has been tracking Brambani since his return from Australia. He said: “In Dom and Simon we have two of the best kickers in the competition. Dom showed what he could do when he was here before and got more experience and has shown in training that he demands high standards.”

Brambani played 52 games for the Eagles over two seasons before spending 2009 in Australia and joining Dewsbury Rams the following season.

In his first spell at the Eagles Brambani was the ‘apprentice’ half-back to the more experienced Brendon Lindsay, now he can be expected to take the lead.

He said: “I’m definitely more mature, I had a year out in Australia and I’ve learned a lot about myself as a player, then two years at Dewsbury where I was captain and learned a lot under Warren Jowitt.”