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Bayley Liu joins Eagles


Sheffield Eagles are pleased to announce the signing of Bayley Liu from Dewsbury Rams on a one-year deal. 

Liu originally came to the UK from the Queensland Cup in Australia to play with West Wales in 2020 but he made the switch to Dewsbury for 2021. 

The centre/back-rower admitted the 2021 season didn’t quite go as he expected due to injuries but he is looking forward to making amends next year. 

“I am really happy to be at the club,” he said.

“This season didn’t go to plan for me as I had a few injuries that kept me out for quite a bit which was frustrating.

“I am happy to get this opportunity, hopefully I can get on to the field and play every game!”

Eagles chief Aston has had joy with some former Queensland Cup players in the past, such as Quentin Laulu-Togagae. 

Liu says the crunching tackles of the Championship match up with the Q Cup and he is excited to play under the guidance of Aston, after hearing good words about him from elsewhere. 

“It is good and it’s the same physicality as the Queensland Cup in Australia,” Liu commented about the Championship. 

“Compared to that, it’s pretty much the same. 

"I’ve really enjoyed it but like I’ve said, the plan I had for 2021 didn’t go ahead due to injuries - I must have only played around ten games. 

“I was seeing what was out there (for 2022) and I came across Tubbs and I was really happy with how he spoke, where the club was going and getting me to where I want to be. 

“I was happy to join and it feels like a club I can do well at.”

Aston is pleased to bring the former Central Queensland Capras utility on board, adding: “He has some ability,”

“He came over here to play for West Wales and it didn’t work out so he moved to Dewsbury. 

“He had a few injuries, a few knocks, and didn’t get in the team. 

"Having seen him, knowing the systems he’s come through and level he has played at, I know he has some ability and it’s all about building that confidence back up. 

“He is a quiet kid that wants to be the best he can possibly be. 

"The feedback I’ve had is that he’s a top-end trainer who can play in the centres and the back-row. 

"He is tough, he whacks people, has good footwork and leg drive. 

“He may not be a player many will know about but we like those sorts of players.” 

By Dan Fowler