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Eagles sign Bobby Tyson-Wilson

06/12/2020

Sheffield Eagles have signed prop forward Bobby Tyson-Wilson on a one-year deal.

Originally from the Hull FC system, Tyson-Wilson - alongside his brother Harry - played at York and Doncaster before moving to the amateur game with West Hull.

The Eagles move into the 2021 season with three sets of brothers in their ranks; Joel and Izaac Farrell, Greg and Paddy Burns and now Bobby joining Harry in Red and Gold.

Discussing his switch to Sheffield, Tyson-Wilson said: “I am buzzing to be at the Eagles,”

“It’s great to be at a competitive club again.

“I spent a bit of time at Doncaster and York in the past but the majority of my last few two or three years have been with West Hull.

“Tubbs got in contact with me and asked me what I was up to.

“With this COVID pandemic, it’s good to be doing something, getting involved with the team, and I am happy to be here and compete for my place.”

Eagles Head Coach Mark Aston added:

“It’s all about giving people opportunities and for those who don’t know him, I saw him as a junior when Cory (Aston) was in the under-15s and Bobby was the main man,”

“There is no doubt about his potential and he made his Super League debut at a young age.

“He was well thought of but fell out of love with it and his circumstances changed so he played around in the Championship.

“He’s recently played amateur, got the twinkle in his eye again and after speaking to his Dad (Rob Wilson, ex-Hull FC player), he said Bobby’s too good for that and it’s all about wherever he wants it or not.

“I spoke to him, he’s coming off the back of an injury but I’ve not signed him just for now.

“Although he is 26, he’s still got the best years ahead and we want him to get back to the level he was at previously.”

By Dan Fowler