SHEFFIELD EAGLES: Mark Aston plans to shuffle Eagles pack

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SHEFFIELD Eagles coach Mark Aston says his selection decisions for the game with Championship leaders Featherstone Rovers have been made for him.

Some players have ruled themselves out of the squad by a stuttering performance in the win over Hunslet.

“It makes the selection for Featherstone a lot easier for me,” he said. “There were people who didn’t perform and if they come to me I’ll say ‘look at the video’.”

Aston has options with forwards Peter Green, Ryan Hepworth and Sam Scott plus back Misi Taulapapa left out against Hunslet. The Eagles surrendered an early lead and had to rely on two tries late on to claim a 30-20 win.

Aston said: “We started off pretty well and I was hoping that we would stick in but we got challenged and started making mistakes and gave penalties away.”

Featherstone travel to Don Valley on Thursday in the penultimate round of league games looking set to take their third successive Championship leader’s shield.