Sheffield Eagles: Brambani signs up for more

Dominic Brambani converts again
Dominic Brambani converts again
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The Eagles have confirmed influential half back Dominic Brambani has signed a new contract to remain at the club next season.

The news comes 24 hours after the Eagles announced that Matt Garside would be departing for London Broncos at the end of this year’s campaign.

Brambani first joined Sheffield in 2007, playing for two seasons before heading to Australia. He then came back to England to play for Dewsbury, before joining back up with the Eagles in 2012.

He has since gone on to play a major role in their back-to-back Championship successes, and says he is delighted to extend his stay at the club.

“Sheffield is a club close to my heart,” Brambani said.

“I love being here and love what Tubbs (coach Mark Aston) is all about.

“I’ve been back here for three years now, I’m enjoying my rugby and excited for next season.”

Despite a transitional year plagued with inconsistency, the Eagles have managed to put a run of five consecutive victories together, and Brambani admits the confidence is flowing through the team as they target another successful end to the season.

He said: “We struggled a bit at the start of the season but I think we’re coming good for the business end, as we have done for the last couple of years.

“I don’t know what it is, but as a club when it gets to this time we get that buzz in the changing rooms and at training.

“Everyone is playing well and it’s exciting for all the boys.

“All the other teams are looking at us now and are going to be on their guard.

“We need to keep playing as we have been, keep improving and there is a chance of another Grand Final win.”

Looking ahead to next season, and Brambani says the sport’s restructure, which enables a path for Championship clubs to be promoted to Super League, will provide an exciting challenge.

“It’s going to be a lot tougher,” he continued.

“A few of the younger lads are looking forward to the challenge, as there will be a few full-time teams in our division, and it will be good for the more experience boys to test themselves against some of the best players in the Championship.”