Tres bon: Eagles land French brothers

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Sheffield Eagles are set to add French players Theo and Arthur Gonzalez-Trique to their squad.

The brothers play for Toulouse Olympique who have just completed a league and cup double.

Arthur, 20, is a half-back and 23-year-old Theo a forward who was in contention for the French World Cup squad last year.

Coach Mark Aston said: “They are coming on a month’s trial but I’m hoping they will stay for the rest of the season. They are exciting players who can add to our squad.”

The elder brother is expected to join the Eagles this weekend with Arthur arriving in two weeks.

The Eagles have a chance to end their run of dismal home results in spectacular style when they play unbeaten Leigh Centurions tomorrow.

One win in five league games since the switch to Owlerton and defeats to Doncaster and Featherstone after taking the lead has sowed seeds of doubt.

The away form is a mirror image with five wins but coach Mark Aston dismisses any homesickness.

“We need to play for 80 minutes; we have shown in the home games that we can get in control but then we need to make the right decisions and play in the right areas of the field,” he said.

“There’s a bit of frustration through making mistakes. Owlerton is just a piece of grass -it’s not something we are focusing on.

“Now is the time to stand up and say ‘we’re not the pretenders, we’re the real deal’.”

Leigh, who beat the Eagles in last season’s Rail Cup final, come to Owlerton tomorrow (kick-off 2pm) top of the league and chasing a club record 15th straight win.

Half-back Ryan Brierley is the dangerman with 25 tries.

Back row forward Will Hope and hooker James Davey are added to the Eagles squad that won at Batley last weekend.

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