Eagles bid to stop Nanyn

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SHEFFIELD Eagles are ready to meet the threat from rugby league ‘points machine’ Mick Nanyn.

The centre will line up for Leigh Centurions at Bramall Lane tomorrow after moving into the game’s all-time top-ten scorers when he took his points total to 3,283.

Eagles know the danger the centre can present as he kicked 10 goals from 12 attempts in their 68-6 Rail Cup hammering at Leigh this season.

“Nanyn can play the game, he’s big and when he has the ball is strong and can score tries,” said Eagles’ coach Mark Aston. “We need to be in his face and put the pressure on him and move him about.

“But Leigh are top of the league and have lots of quality players and we’ve got to put in a performance for 80 minutes if we are to take the three points.”

The Eagles will be boosted by the return of Misi Taulapapa who missed the first 12 games of the season because of UK visa delays. The Samoan will start on the bench,