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Sheffield Eagles: Aston confident of momentum heading into Summer Bash

It may not have been the result he was looking for, but Sheffield Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston says his side have given him platform to build some vital momentum following their latest display.

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Eagles boss Mark Aston

Rugby League: Sheffield Eagles chief Mark Aston takes the positives from defeat to London Broncos

More positives than negatives was Mark Aston’s opinion after praising his side for an improved showing in defeat against London Broncos.

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Matty Fozard in action for Sheffield Eagles against London Broncos. Picture: Alex Coleman, ADC Photography

Eagles fail to play the numbers game as they are bucked by Broncos – London 46 Sheffield 12

Sheffield Eagles failed to make a second-half numerical advantage count as they slipped to a 46-12 loss to high-flying London Broncos, despite an improved showing.

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Menzie Yere is back for Eagles

Rugby League: Menzie Yere the man for Sheffield Eagles

If Sheffield Eagles need any inspiration ahead of Sunday’s encounter at London Broncos, then they should look no further than to their returning hero.

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Sheffield Eagles coach Mark Aston..........Pic Steve Ellis

Sheffield Eagles boss Mark Aston putting a brave face on current woes

Out of luck, a persistent injury list and a daunting return to London Broncos, but you won’t find Sheffield Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston sulking.

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Matty James

Sheffield Eagles: James set to return for Summer Bash

Sheffield Eagles skipper Matty James is targeting the Summer Bash for a return to action as he looks to put a recurring knee issue firmly behind him.

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Sheffield Eagles coach Aston admits he has a tough job

Mark Aston has successfully moulded several teams during his lengthy spell as Sheffield Eagles coach, but he admits his current crop are his most challenging yet.

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Matty Fozard

Sheffield Eagles on the hunt for ‘diamonds’

Sheffield Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston says he needs to find a way to inject some fresh blood into his side as he goes in search of some much needed additions.

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Mark Aston

Aston’s heartbreak over ‘soft’ Sheffield Eagles

In a typically honest assessment of his side’s position, the Eagles chief described the performance as ‘heartbreaking’ after the Eagles were put to the sword by a Broncos side who eased their way passed the 60 point mark at the OLP.

With the Eagles again depleted following a raft of injuries, Aston was down to his last 17 players and the weakness was brutally exposed by the Broncos, leaving the long-serving coach to again question his side’s mental toughness in the heat of battle.

“It breaks my heart to say this but I knew what was coming,” he admitted to The Star. “I knew because with what we had in the sheds and with the way they have been mentally and physically.

“That is heartbreaking.

“It is heartbreaking because what I am committed to is working hard, and I am committed to trying to help them.

“It is not rocket science about what our problem is. We have a soft underbelly and when it gets tough, we pack in.

“We have come back into Sheffield for the fans in our home city and we are embarrassing. I spoke about it before the game and yet after three minutes we let a try in because we are not disciplined enough to fetch the game plan. We don’t deliver it.

“We kick the ball straight to players like Kieran Dixon, who has been at Super League level. Come on, why do we make it some much easier for them, and that’s the indiscipline and unprofessional nature that we have.”

With the likes of Matty Fozard, Matty James, Simon Brown and Josh Toole all sidelined, Aston was given a further blow when full-back Corey Makelim was forced to drop out through illness.

Despite giving a debut to loanee Thibault Franck and having veteran centre Menzie Yere available for the first time, the Eagles are still in the midst of an injury crisis showing no sign of abating.

“It is not brand new it has been happening all year,” he added.

“It will be interesting to see what happens because I am going to be quite brutal and honest this week again. The sad thing for me is that I had 17 players today, no more, and there are a large amount of those that shouldn’t be playing at this level.”

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Rugby League Report: Sheffield Eagles 14 London Broncos 66

Rugby League Report: Sheffield Eagles 14 London Broncos 66

Sheffield Eagles suffered another setback on home soil after a comprehensive 14-66 defeat to London Broncos.

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Sheffield Eagles sweat on fitness of key pair ahead of London Broncos visit

Sheffield Eagles have major doubts over influential pair Matty James and Matty Fozard as director of rugby Mark Aston attempts to patch up his depleted squad.

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Eagles boss Mark Aston

New Sheffield Eagles signing to go straight in for clash with London Broncos

New Eagles signing Thibault Franck looks set for a debut against London Broncos this Sunday as director of rugby Mark Aston moved swiftly to bolster his half-back options.

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Mark Aston is delighted with the Eagles dual-registration arrangement with Hemel Stags

Sheffield Eagles: Mark Aston welcomes Eagles new partnership with Hemel Stags

With Mark Aston lamenting his side’s recent lack of competitive edge, the new dual-registration deal with Hemel Stags could be just the tonic required for those currently on the fringe at Eagles.

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Sheffield Eagles v Halifax RLFC - Sunday May 6th 2018. Eagles player Paddy Burns.

Sheffield Eagles hit by the loss of hugely important players

The enforced changes had an impact on team mentality says Sheffield Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston who is again left patching up his injury-hit squad.

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Sheffield Eagles 6 Halifax 42

Sheffield Eagles 6 Halifax 42

Sheffield Eagles wilted in the summer sun as red hot Halifax RLFC strolled to a comprehensive victory at the Olympic Legacy Park.

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Adam Smith

Dual-reg boost for depleted Sheffield Eagles

Sheffield Eagles’ connections with St Helens are set to give Mark Aston a welcome boost tomorrow as injuries again cause havoc in the ranks.

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Sheffield Eagles' Simon Brown

Anxious wait for Sheffield Eagles star

Partnerships have been hard to come by this season for Sheffield Eagles, just ask experienced half-back Simon Brown.

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Fresh injury blow hits jinxed Sheffield Eagles roster

Fresh injury blow hits jinxed Sheffield Eagles roster

Half-back Simon Brown looks set for a spell in the treatment room as Sheffield Eagles are again hit by more injury misfortune.

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Report: Eagles pick up vital win to move further clear of danger - Rochdale 16 Sheffield 16

Sheffield Eagles moved further clear of the relegation zone after beating Rochdale Hornets 38-16 at Spotland.

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Cory Aston

Sheffield Eagles waiting game for Cory Aston

Sheffield Eagles will give Cory Aston every chance to prove his fitness as Mark Aston’s side head into tomorrow’s crucial clash with Rochdale at Spotland (3pm).

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