Sheffield Eagles swoop on Kyle

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Sheffield Eagles edged out rivals Dewsbury Rams to claim the signature of playmaker Kyle Briggs.

The stand-off or loose-forward, who had been on loan at the Rams for the past month, opted to join the Eagles from Featherstone Rovers, on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The Eagles’ interest was first revealed in The Star earlier this week and Dewsbury released a statement saying they had been outbid.

Coach Mark Aston said: “I’m 100 per cent happy to have signed Kyle.

“He is a quality player, a quality individual who brings a wealth of experience, class and a great attitude to the team.”

The 26-year-old Leeds-born player is set to make his debut as the Eagles seek to end a run of four defeats against North Wales Crusaders, at Owlerton Stadium on Sunday.

Briggs has shown he can play on the speedway/greyhound stadium’s tight pitch scoring a try and kicking six goals in Featherstone’s 36-22 win earlier in the season.