12th April 2018, 20:30
Academy graduate Burns signs for Sheffield
Sheffield Eagles are pleased to announce the signing of former Academy graduate Paddy Burns on a contract till the end of the season.
Burns, who joins brother Greg in the first team ranks, becomes the fifth player in the squad to have played for the Eagles’ Academy/Reserves setup.
Having played for Castleford’s youth ranks following his breakthrough at Sheffield, via the Hillsborough Hawks, forward Burns has come full circle and will be looking to get a shot in the first team.
More recently, Burns has played for Villeneuve Leopards in the French Elite 1 division against the likes of ex-Eagle Remy Marginet and Tristan Margalet – brother of former Eagle Thibaut - who ply their trade at Palau.
By Dan Fowler, photo by Alex Coleman