Rugby Union round-up: Jamie Broadley leaves Tigers to head back to Rotherham Titans

Jamie Broadley of Sheffield Tigers 1st XV touches down for a try in the game v Huddersfield YMCA
Jamie Broadley of Sheffield Tigers 1st XV touches down for a try in the game v Huddersfield YMCA
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Only one Steel City team took to the field in the National League Three North last weekend as only games held in hand were layed.

Sheffield RUFC travelled to Lymm and endured a 28-19 loss. Sheffield have seen a slump in form in recent weeks, winning only two of their past six games.

The loss means Lymm leapfrog Sheffield in the table and move to third, whilst the Abbeydale side - who were second before the turn of the new year - now slump to fifth. They will be hoping to return to winning ways when they host struggling Cleckheaton on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the top-of-the-table Sheffield Tigers have allowed Jamie Broadley to return to Rotherham Titans for the remainder of the season, where he will play in his former position on the wing.

The Titans are in the middle of an injury crisis and Broadley’s move now means a total of three former Tigers are digging in to help the Titans avoid relegation from the Championship.

Broadley joins Max Argyle, who transferred from the Tigers in 2013, and Josh Redfern, who moved to the Rotherham club at the start of the season.

Richard Joel, press secretary for the Tigers, said: “We are very proud of any Tiger who passes through our ranks and goes on to bigger and better things, this temporary transfer will be good for both clubs.

“At present Tigers are in a great position in our own league, with just six games to go and no injury worries at all, the strength and depth in our squad means we have a lot of options for a very good back line.

“Jamie has a wealth of experience and is our third highest try scorer but we have plenty of others who can cross the line.

“Henri Packard scored his 100th point for Tigers this season, Peter Swatkins, Liam Wallace, James Montgomery and many others have all contributed to our huge +580 points difference.

“Jamie will continue to coach the Tigers’ backs while he’s with the Titans and we hope he and the other Tigers do make a difference to keep the Titans in the Championship.

“It only does the Tigers credit to have players going up into the Championship, showing how we take local young talent, build them up and pull out their potential.”

The Tigers host Stockport in their next match and the Dore Moor side will be hoping to continue their fine form and increase their lead at the top of the table.