Ex-Rams players focused on Eagles win over former club

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Dewsbury Rams ‘old boys club’ will be out to gain the bragging rights when they face their former club.

Up to five ex-Rams players could line up for Sheffield Eagles against early season Championship pacesetters at Owlerton Stadium on Sunday.

Prop forward Tom Lillycrop was the latest to make the switch, signing for the Eagles this week.

He’s joined winger Scott Turner, forward Ben Jones plus half-backs Dominic Brambani and Patch Walker.

“It’ll make it more interesting, a lot more fun,” said Turner.

“It’ll have a bit of an edge but we’ve not talked more about the game because it’s Dewsbury.

“We beat them quite a few times last year and hopefully we’ll do that again.

The winger - Eagles’ top try scorer with seven this season – added: “I’ve just been in the right place at the right time.

“Hopefully I’ll get a few tries at the weekend.”

Last season the clubs met five times in league, cups and the play-offs with Eagles coming out on top on every occasion.

The Rams come to Owlerton on Sunday (kick-off 2pm) on a high, third in the league and with three wins to the Eagles one.

“It’ll be a cracking game because Dewsbury haven’t beaten us for a long time and they’ll be smarting a bit,” said coach Mark Aston.

Aston hasn’t ruled out further signings and is looking at one or two players who could be added to the squad in the next few days.

“I’m still ready to move for the right people.

“It’s not too late to bring people in if they have had the right pre-season,” he said.

“We’re looking for people with that bit of hunger and the right attitude, and if they come available let’s bring them in.

“I want people who will add something to the club and have a work ethic.

“We’re still looking and if one or two players come available we’ll be in the market.”