Eagles capture Murphy from Bulls
Sheffield Eagles can announce the signing of experienced forward Aaron Murphy on a two-year deal.
Murphy joins the club after departing Bradford Bulls in the off-season.
Capable of playing in the centres as well as the back-row, the ex-Huddersfield man will be a key addition to Mark Aston’s growing squad.
“I was very keen to get Aaron through the door once I knew the opportunity was there,” said Director of Rugby Mark Aston.
“If every player in our squad puts in a 8/10 performance every week then we won’t be far off where we want to be. I know we’ll get that from Aaron.
“His experience in the Championship and at Super League level is certainly an advantage for ourselves.
“To have him here for two years means he can really stake his claim and lay down a marker for those youngsters coming through.”
Discussing his move from Bradford to Sheffield, Murphy said: “I spoke to Tubbs and I like the direction in which the club is going,”
“We have got a good squad together and there will be plenty of competition for places, which keeps everyone on their toes.
“It’s certainly a place I want to be and I’m looking forward to getting started.”
By Dan Fowler, graphic by Alex Coleman