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Cory Aston returns to Eagles on three-week loan deal


Halifax Panthers half-back Cory Aston is returning to Sheffield Eagles on an initial three-week loan deal. 

Aston came through the Sheffield ranks and made his first debut for the club in 2013, scoring twice against amateurs Leigh East in the Challenge Cup. 

He departed the Eagles in 2017 as he signed a two-year deal with Super League club Leeds Rhinos, who paid a fee for the playmaker. 

A move to Castleford Tigers followed a year later and during that season, Aston joined the Eagles on loan as he helped the club through a turbulent period to fight off relegation. 

Now with Halifax, who have been in great form, Aston moves across Yorkshire as he comes to the Steel City for a third spell. 

Up to now, Aston has made 92 appearances for the Red and Golds - scoring 40 tries and kicking 121 goals. 

Discussing the loan signing, Director of Rugby Mark Aston said: “We’re very happy to be bringing Cory back to the club,” 

“We know his qualities on the field and it’ll be great for him, on a personal note, to get to play in his home city in front of our loyal supporters at the OLP. 

“He’ll be relishing the opportunity and he’ll add to our style of play, just as Tom Holmes and QLT have.” 

By Dan Fowler, photo by Alex Coleman