Sheffield Eagles have made their second new signing adding prop forward Jack Blagbrough to the 2014 squad.
The 19-year-old Academy player has been released by Huddersfield Giants. He played one Super League game last season coming off the bench against Bradford.
Coach Mark Aston said: “Jack’s a big, strong player that, let’s say, won’t be afraid to straighten a few collars! He’s a smart kid and will continue to study at the University of Leeds alongside his development.”
Eagles supporters have a first chance tonight to quiz club bosses about their future at Owlerton Stadium. The Eagles announced at the weekend that they will play first team games at the greyhound track next season. Board members and players past and present will be at a “meet and greet” session in Napoleon’s bar at the stadium starting at 6.30pm.
The move ended fears that the Championship title holders would be forced out of the city following the decision to close and demolish Don Valley Stadium.
The club will hope the return to Owlerton, where the Eagles began in 1984, will boost attendances which are hovering around the 1000 mark.
Eagles still have an interest in the Rugby League World Cup with Scotland facing a quarter-final against the holders New Zealand at Headingley on Friday night.
The Scotland squad – which includes Eagles players Mitch Stringer, Alex Szostak and Andrew Henderson – finish top of group C.