Aston on the importance of backing up the Bulls victory
Sheffield Eagles Director of Rugby Mark Aston was delighted with his side’s performance against Bradford Bulls, but insists the squad need to keep their feet on the ground.
After losing their opening game of 2022 at Barrow, the Eagles registered a 14-28 victory in West Yorkshire with multiple ex-Bulls - Liam Johnson, Vila Halafihi and Ross Oakes - all getting on the scoresheet.
The trip to Bradford was the second of seven consecutive away league games as the Eagles await their return to the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park in April.
“We have set ourselves an objective and we ticked a box against Bradford,” he said.
“We want to be successful and want to back up what we did against the Bulls.
“There will have been no point going there, raising the bar and expectations of ourselves, if we don’t back up the good work that we did.
"We have had a good week (in training), we’ve gone about our business and are keeping our feet firmly on the ground as we know it’s only one game.
“Dewsbury is a difficult challenge in its own right, with the width of the pitch.
“The Bulls game will stand us in good stead but we need to keep up that work ethic and our attitude in defence.
“If we can do that, hopefully we’ll be able to go on a bit of a roll.”
Tickets for the Dewsbury game can be purchased here, with free entry for the ladies as an early Valentine’s treat from the Rams.
By Dan Fowler, photo by Alex Coleman