Brambani chases more glory from Eagles’ Owlerton base

Dominic Brambani
Dominic Brambani
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Dominic Brambani is determined to keep pulling the strings as Sheffield Eagles target a treble of titles.

In his two seasons since returning to Eagles the half-back has played a major role in successive Grand Final triumphs.

“2014 is going to be a good season,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it – it’s my second spell with the club and I do have a bit of ownership especially with the position I play.

“I get on with all the boys and I think they respect me, we’re preparing well and it’s all good.”

He added: “We know clubs will target us. It was a funny old season, we went on an unbeaten run and were a bit unlucky not to finish top of the division. We dropped off a bit at the end of the league but we came good winning the Grand Final.”

Brambani played all 38 games, setting a new club record of 168 goals, and with six tries and one drop goal scored a massive 361 points.

His ability to control a game earned him the man of the match award in the win over Batley Bulldogs in the Championship final.

Those skills face a new test as Eagles adjust to life at Owlerton Stadium when the season kicks off in February.

He said: “It’s going to be a challenge – I knew every blade of grass at Don Valley and I think a few of the other boys did.

“It’s going to be a new start and we have to work hard and get used to playing there.

“It’s going to be hard to start. The pitch is going to be tight but we’ll deal with it.

“I’m sure Tubby [coach Mark Aston] will turn it into a positive, playing somewhere new.”

Brambani expects a big challenge next season from Featherstone, Halifax, Batley and big-spending Leigh Centurions.

“Leigh have splashed out a bit – Tom Armstrong from us and Alex Brown from Hull KR, Sam Barlow from Halifax. They have a few big names but it’s what they do through the year,” he said.