Rugby League: Eagles duo ruled out of Town test

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Sheffield Eagles will go into tomorrow’s clash with Workington Town without injured duo Rob Worrincy and Mitch Stringer.

Worrincy misses out after picking up a back injury in the defeat against Leigh Centurions last weekend while Stringer has sustained a neck injury in training this week and will not be in contention for the Eagles final game at Castle Park.

“Rob Worrincy and Mitchell Stringer are both out,” Aston confirmed.

“Mitch has tweaked his neck in training and has been in some discomfort so he won’t play, and Rob obviously won’t play after he hurt his back in the game against Leigh.

“On the positive side there are the likes of Patch Walker, James Davey, Dom Brambani and Jamie Langley all fit and raring to go. There will be a couple of changes and that will be finalised today (Friday).

“We need to get the selection right and pick the people that we believe are ready to play, and work out what mindset they are in. All the coaches have watched the lads train this week, and they have all been outstanding to be fair, every one of them has put their hand up and trained well and that makes team selection that little bit more difficult.”

Workington, without a win in their last four Kingstone Press Championship fixtures, have hovered around the bottom of the division for the majority of the campaign.

“They have strengthened in recent weeks with the signing of the experienced Jarrod Sammut and former Eagles’ ace Alex Szostak, and Aston is wary of their capabilities, after running his side close at the Zebra Claims Stadium earlier in the campaign.

“They are a big strong physical group, and when we went up there they gave us a really hard game which is what you always get from them,” added Aston.

Meanwhile, Cory Aston has been charged with a Grade C dangerous throw offence by the RFL following his red card at Leigh last weekend, whilst Sam Smeaton has received a Grade B charge for a careless high tackle in the same game. Both have until have 11.00am on Tuesday June 30 to submit Early Guilty Pleas. They are both available for Sunday’s game (5.15pm) with Workington.

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