Sheffield Eagles' Wembley cup triumph honoured with civic reception at Town Hall

Sheffield Eagles toasted their Wembley win with a glittering reception at the Town Hall.

By Darren Burke
Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 5:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th September 2019, 3:45 pm
Sheffield Eagles enjoy their civic reception
Sheffield Eagles enjoy their civic reception

The all-conquering rugby league heroes were given a civic reception by the city’s Lord Mayor to celebrate their victory in the inaugural 1895 Cup.

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Players, officials, family and friends gathered to celebrate last month’s 36-18 win over Widnes at Wembley, the scene of the club’s iconic 1998 Challenge Cup Final victory.

Lord Mayor Coun Tony Downing led the speeches as players enjoyed a beer or two to celebrate their success.