Sheffield Eagles: Latest on Menzie Yere's availability after loan return

The returning Menzie Yere will not be available for this weekend's trip to Toulouse because of visa issues.

Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 9:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 4:40 pm
Menzie Yere

The PNG veteran was recently recalled from his loan spell at League One Doncaster to help ease the injury burden on Mark Aston's side, after regular centres Jason Crookes and James Glover were ruled out of the rest of the season with injury.​

Yere, who holds legendary status at the club, was pressed back into service for the recent win over Dewsbury, but Aston confirmed he won't travel to France, or be available for the 1895 Cup semi-final due to his involvement earlier in the competition with the Dons.​

Aston said: "He'll have a big part to play for the rest of the season, but the disappointing aspect is he won't get a visa to get to Toulouse next week, and he won't be able to play in the 1895 Cup semi-final because he's cup tied.

“The next couple of weeks he'll be sat on his backside, but we'll use the time to try and get him back into shape after the Dewsbury game.

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“He'll feel this game because it was quite physical and tough. We'll get him ready for the next game after that."​

​Yere's first appearance of the season for Eagles delighted the home faithful, and Aston says the pride of being back home was etched all over the centre's face.​

He added: "He's proud to put the Eagles shirt on. That's what was evident to me.

“He put his body where it needs to go, and he does what he can do."​