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Eagles to host Capalaba Warriors on UK Tour

Eagles to host Capalaba Warriors on UK Tour

12/03/2020

Sheffield Eagles are pleased to be welcoming and hosting an Under 16’s side from Australia next month.

Queensland based Capalaba Warriors’ Under 16’s side will be visiting the UK from 6 to 17 April with some tough competition facing them across Yorkshire.

The Warriors will take Leeds Rhinos Scholarship, Milford Marlins, Dearne Valley Bulldogs and Sheffield Hawks as part of a packed Programme of events during their trip.

Also on their itinerary will include watching the Eagles take on Oldham at Castle Park, Doncaster on Wednesday 15 April with the Warriors taking on Sheffield Hawks as a curtain raiser to the Eagles clash.

Capalaba will also take in the Leeds Rhinos vs Wakefield Trinity and the Hull derby between FC and Rovers over the Easter Weekend along with a tour of Old Trafford coupled with a visit to the RLWC2021 HQ.

Former Sheffield Eagles Scholarship & Academy coach Craig Weston is now Head Coach of the Warriors Under 16’s outfit, speaking of the tour he said; “This is a fantastic opportunity for all concerned at Capalaba Warriors.

“We are really looking forward to experience and testing ourselves, playing against some tough opponents which is what the trip is all about.

“I’d personally like to thank the Eagles and Andy Tyers for helping with this trip and can’t wait to land in the UK very soon.”

Eagles CEO Andy Tyers has helped support the trip and added, “It’s great to be supporting the Warriors UK visit. We don’t see many youth sides from Australia touring the UK so it’s fantastic that Capalaba are coming to these shores in April and hopefully others will follow suit in years to come.

“I personally spent some in time with them last year and their fundraising efforts for the trip were inspiring and I can’t wait to meet up with them again.

Tyers and Weston both played amateur rugby league together for the then Rotherham Roosters in the late 1990’s and ex-Eagle Brendon Lindsay, now based in Brisbane has also lent his support to the trip.

For more information on the tour please emailandy.tyers@sheffieldeagles.com