Sheffield Eagles urge Dane Chisholm to meet them over dispute

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Sheffield Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston says the club have offered half-back Dane Chisholm the chance to ‘return to work’.

The club are currently at a stand off with the Aussie after Bradford Bulls formally announced his signing, despite him appearing to still be registered with the Eagles.

Aston immediately reported what he deemed an illegal approach, and has stated the RFL have informed him that Chisholm remains contracted with the Eagles.

After weeks away from the training ground, Chisholm has been offered the opportunuity of a meeting, with Aston confirming contact has been made regarding a return.

“Dane has been sent a letter for a return to work meeting,” Aston told The Star.

“I want a meeting and then we’ll see where we go. The club has asked him to return to work and we await a response.

“Dane has not been with us this month but now we need to sort out what the next stage is for him and his career.”

In Chisholm’s absence, Eagles have enjoyed a purple patch, winning five from their last seven league games to propel them into a comfortable mid-table position.

Whether his future lies with the Eagles is doubtful, but Aston seems keen to draw a line under the issue as his team continue to progress.