Eagles told to improve

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SHEFFIELD Eagles players have been told to ‘face up to their responsibilities’ after the mauling at Leigh Centurions.

Coach Mark Aston is demanding a strong comeback in the final Northern Rail Cup group stage game against Hunslet Hawks. The 68-6 defeat at Leigh was the first time in six seasons the Eagles had conceded 60 plus points – but they can still qualify for the next stage of the Cup. Eagles and Hunslet are both one point outside the top four in Pool 2 and could go into the quarter-finals if they win on Sunday and Batley or Workington lose.

“It’s about people putting their hand up being sure they are responsible and making sure they deliver the right things” said Aston.

“At times at Leigh we looked clueless but the big concern for me was our attitude, we gave in a bit too easily.”

“We need to be a lot better. Defensively we have been strong but at Leigh we were all over the place. But I’ve learned something about the squad and that’s important.”