Sheffield Eagles players: do your jobs!

Sheffield Eagles v Halifax': Eddie Battye pushes his man away
Sheffield Eagles v Halifax': Eddie Battye pushes his man away
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Sheffield Eagles’ players have been told to start “doing their jobs.”

Coach Mark Aston says too many did their “own thing” in a 32-14 defeat by Halifax. “We were poor and let in some soft tries again but it wasn’t that they were good – we beat ourselves” he said.“We have too many people doing what they want to do. I have to sort that out. Some people are kidding themselves, this is a physical game and we need people to be physical.

“I need are people to do their jobs, if you are a ball runner - run the ball, if you are a ball player – play the ball, if you are a front rower do the hard yards.

“That’s what Halifax did, they dominated us by running with purpose and tackling with vigour.”

Aston added: “There were some outstanding performances. Eddie Battye was head and shoulders above anybody else in the forward pack. Misi Taulapapa does what he does – but I need more.”

It’s Eagles third straight defeat; they risk slipping out of the play-off places and into a relegation dogfight. The pressure is on with a trip to leaders Leigh Centurions who are unbeaten in 17 games.