Chrimes joins Eagles from Hunslet
Sheffield Eagles are delighted to announce the signing of outside back Matty Chrimes on a one-year deal.
Chrimes joins the Eagles after spending the past two years at Hunslet RLFC and he comes into 2022 after scoring 14 tries in 16 appearances last term.
The former Doncaster winger/centre admitted now was the right time for him to make the step up into the Championship.
“I’ve wanted to challenge myself in the Championship for a while, I knew I was having a good year and I think I can step up to it,” said Chrimes.
“I think it’s been my best year in League One.
“Outside of how the season ended it was a really good year.
“I just want to play, I don’t think anyone signs to be a fan.
“I want to have a big influence on games and play as well as I possibly can.”
The former England Students international decided Sheffield was his destination for 2022 after speaking with Eagles chief Mark Aston about exciting developments such as the new stadium.
“As soon as I met Tubbs I knew there wasn’t anywhere else I wanted to sign,” he added.
“When I spoke to him and heard of the visions for the club and where it could be in the next couple of years, it was an easy decision to make.
“It’s going to be great once it’s up and to get all the Sheffield fans in there (the OLP) singing loud will be a thing of beauty,
“I know a lot of the lads are looking forward to it.
“There’s going to be a lot of good rugby played and hopefully a real good year for Sheffield.”
Eagles Director of Rugby Mark Aston is pleased to secure Chrimes’ signature for the 2022 season.
Commenting on his new signing, Aston said: “He went through the Bradford system with Kirky, Ross Oakes and Evan Hodgson,"
"He went there and did okay, played for England Students but came away from Bulls to play at Doncaster and I was mightily impressed with him.
“I’ve watched his games at Hunslet and he also brings versatility, can play full-back, centre and the wing. He scores tries, he’s only young at 23-years-old so his best years are still ahead of him.
“He wants to improve, he has a good attitude and there is work to be done.
“We’re delighted to give him the opportunity and he's really looking forward to it.”
By Lewis Coleman