Sheffield Eagles’ Director of Rugby Mark Aston has distanced himself from an audacious bid for Aussie superstar Greg Inglis.
According to reports in the Brisbane Sunday Mail, the manager of Inglis, Allan Gainey, was quoted as saying: “He has two years to go on his contract but I am getting inquiries every day. Even the Sheffield Eagles, a division two club contacted me.”
The 28-year-old is one of the most sought after commodities in Rugby League, and is not thought to be looking to move to England, whilst Aston admitted that he more likely to be extending deals for his current crop than adding more new faces.
“I haven’t made an approach, let’s just say that,” Aston told The Star.
“We have spoke about our new stadium and signing marquee players but would he come and would we be able to get him? That would be a tough one.
“We are hopeful that we might have some more news over the next couple of weeks regarding our players committing further to this club.
“We will have to wait and see on that.”
The Eagles are on a high after recording their first victory of the 2015 campaign following Sunday’s 40-6 thumping of London Broncos. Aston, who gave Wakefield second-rower Jon Molloy his debut at The Keepmoat Stadium praised his side’s discipline and ruthlessness in what was a stellar performance against the former Super League outfit.
“Defensively for 80 minutes we were fantastic, they scored a fluky try on 60 minutes, but for us to restrict a full-time outfit who were in Super League last season to one try was an unbelievable effort.
“We were disciplined enough to stick to our game plan and when you do that we know we have people who can play. We play throughout the 80 minutes now and the try at the end proved that.
“Jon (Molloy) has plenty of energy, he is tough and he showed that with a great burst off his own line. He only trained on Friday night but we threw him in to have a look at him and we like what we have seen.”