Misi vows to repay fans

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MISI Taulapapa is determined to make every game count in his final weeks as a Sheffield Eagles player.

The utility back is stepping up to the Super League with Hull KR next season but he’s pledged to leave on a high.

“I’ll give everything. I want to leave on a big note,” he said. “This club has done a lot for me. I owe it to the fans.”

Taulapapa’s ability to play across the backs will be a key factor in the Eagles hopes of progress when the Championship play-offs kick off.

Taulapapa has played most of his games for the Eagles at full back but, with the return of Jonny Woodcock from injury, was switched to centre last weekend.

He could keep that role when the Eagles play their final league game against York City Knights at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

It’s a crucial game for both clubs with York battling relegation and the Eagles chasing a fourth place finish and a home draw in the first round of the play-offs.

Coach Mark Aston said: “Misi can play wing, full-back or centre, he’ll do a job. I put Misi at centre because I wanted us to be tougher in defence and we were in the first half against Featherstone.”