16th March 2018, 07:55
USA international Makelim joins Eagles
Sheffield Eagles are delighted to announce the signing of USA full-back Corey Makelim till the end of the 2019 season, subject to visa approval.
Makelim links up with Hawks captain Mark Offerdahl following the recent Rugby League World Cup.
A diminutive full-back, former Parramatta Eels junior Makelim will hope to be the spark Sheffield need to get up and running in the Betfred Championship.
Makelim played for Mount Pritchard Mounties in 2017 alongside fellow Eagle Joshua Toole.
Shortly after signing, Makelim told sheffieldeagles.com:
"I'm really excited to join the Eagles and I can't wait to get over to Uk and link up with the boys."
"It's been a tough start to the year for them but speaking with Mark (Offerdahl) and Josh (Toole) they said the mood in the camp is still good and the boys are positive that the first win is just around the corner."
"Hopefully I'll be over at Sheffield soon, earn my place in the squad and help get that first victory under our belts."
"I've heard the atmosphere at the first game back in Sheffield was electric too so can't wait to get started."
Eagles Director of Rugby Mark Aston added:
"I'm thrilled we've been able to add Corey to the squad. It's been a long-draw out process so far with meeting criteria and immigration rules but hopefully Corey will be here very soon."
"He's a quality addition to the squad and will add some much needed spark to our attack going forward."
"Speaking with Corey he is eager to get over here and that passion and motivation to play is what I want."
"He had a great World Cup and I'm confident he will continue that great form with us and help us turn around our fortunes."