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Bobby Tyson-Wilson glad to make Eagles bow


Eagles forward Bobby Tyson-Wilson has expressed his relief in beginning his Sheffield career over the last fortnight.

The former Hull FC junior signed for the Eagles from NCL side West Hull after he dropped out of the professional game following spells with Doncaster and York City Knights.

The prop made a try-scoring debut in Sheffield’s loss to Featherstone before again featuring off the bench in the Eagles’ draw against Whitehaven.

Commenting on his debut, Tyson-Wilson said: “I was just glad to get on the pitch,” 

“I’ve got more work to do, but considering I haven’t played in nearly two years it was good to get back out there!” 

Despite the pleasure in starting his Eagles career, Bobby remains winless in the Red and Gold but that is something he and the squad are looking to change. 

Tyson-Wilson admitted the Eagles need to up their work ethic, something that has been highlighted in training following last weekend’s 25-25 draw against the Cumbrians. 

“As a group, we were disappointed not to get the win, we’ve got to work harder on a few things,” he said.

“We’ve got to come together as a team.

“We’ve had to put a few things right and we’ve stepped it up in training.”

The Eagles travel to Halifax this weekend and the prop forward expects another test on Sunday afternoon.

“I think every game this season is going to be the same, we’ve just got to play our style of rugby,” Tyson-Wilson said.

“It’ll be a tough contest and we’ve got to respect everyone we play. 

“I think Halifax will be a challenge."

By Lewis Coleman, photo by Alex Coleman