Dom clocks up his century for Eagles

Sheffield Eagles Dominic Brambani against Doncaster Dons
Sheffield Eagles Dominic Brambani against Doncaster Dons
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Dominic Brambani will make his 100th appearance for Sheffield Eagles tomorrow and he couldn’t have chosen a better game.

The half-back aims to plot the downfall of his former club Halifax and close the gap on the Championship leaders.

“I was at Halifax in 2006 and there’s always at the back of your mind that you want to beat your old club and it’s going to be a good contest,” he said.

“We have a bit of form now, at the start of the season we had a lull but now we’re starting to pick it back up.”

Brambani, who was 28 earlier this month, is in his second spell with the Eagles playing in 2007-2009 before a spell in Australia and then two seasons at Dewsbury.

He rejoined the Eagles at the start of last season and has played his 50th consecutive game in the 64-10 win over Barrow last weekend.

He kicked 10 goals in that game to bring his total for the season to 81.

“A 100 is a big achievement for me, I enjoyed my time when I was at Sheffield before and I’m enjoying it now,” he said. “I’m looking forward to Halifax and it’s a big game for the club.”

This year Brambani’s been reunited at half-back with former Dewsbury team-mate Patch Walker and the pair have guided the Eagles to the last eight of both the Tetley’s Challenge Cup and the Northern Rail trophy.

The Eagles go into the game at Bramall Lane (kick-off 7.30pm) only four points behind Halifax at the top of the Championship.

Fax will be desperate for a victory after consecutive defeats in Cup competitions. Their hopes of defending the Northern Rail trophy ended with a 20-18 win at Dewsbury last weekend.

That followed the Eagles dumping the West Yorkshire team out of the Challenge Cup two weeks ago.

“Halifax will be wanting revenge from when we beat them (in the Cup) but we have to muscle up and perform, we beat them last time and we can do it again,” said Brambani.

“We’ve got into the quarter finals of the Northern Rail and the Challenge Cup so it’s a good time to be hitting some form.”