New ‘senior’ role for Keith at Sheffield Eagles

Keith Senior, then of Leeds Rhinos.
Keith Senior, then of Leeds Rhinos.
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Sheffield Eagles have made a headline signing with Keith Senior returning to the club as part of the coaching staff.

The former international centre will join Mark Aston as the Eagles chase a third successive Championship title.

“I’m delighted that Keith wants to come here and be part of the Eagles again” said Aston. “Keith is a legend in the game and is part of the history of the club.”

Senior played 140 games for the Eagles and was part of the 1998 Challenge Cup winning team.

He joined Leeds in a big money transfer the following season and went on to play more than 300 games for the Rhinos.

Senior made more than 40 appearances for Great Britain and England and won most of the game’s major honours.

Senior will become one of three assistant coaches, joining another former Eagles player Dave Larder and Andrew Henderson who has a dual role as a player. He takes part in his first training session tomorrow.

“Keith can give experience and knowledge; he’s been a champion player and he’s a cracking bloke who players can learn from,” said Aston.

“He has kept his relationship with the Eagles over the years and it’s great to have former players involved.

“Keith wants to get his foot on the first rung of the ladder for a coaching career.”

Aston plans to boost the backroom staff further and hopes that former club captain Jack Howieson will have a role.