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Captain Thacks to go again in 2023


Sheffield Eagles captain Anthony Thackeray will play on for one more year after signing a contract extension with the club. 

With 24 tries in 27 appearances this season, ‘Thacks’ has been at the top of his game and will be integral to the Eagles’ playoff push in 2023. 

2022 has been Thackeray’s first full season as the captain of the Eagles and his leadership qualities have shone through, helping the club to a safe mid-table position. 

A delighted Mark Aston, Sheffield’s Director of Rugby, beamed: “We all know the importance of Thacks to this team,” 

“We have had a few conversations as the season has gone on regarding his retirement. 

“I felt he had a lot left in the tank but ultimately it is down to him and whether he feels it’s right to play on or not. 

“We’re all extremely happy that he will be coming back to play in the Red and Gold next year. 

“He has been a joy to watch, a joy to coach and a joy to be around this season.”