Harry Tyson-Wilson re-signs for 2022
Harry Tyson-Wilson has signed a new one-year deal with Sheffield Eagles ahead of the club’s return to the Steel City.
The playmaker made seven appearances in 2021 as he battled with Izaac Farrell and the experienced Anthony Thackeray for a spot in the halves.
Despite limited game-time, Tyson-Wilson did enough to impress Eagles Director of Rugby Mark Aston who was keen to extend HTW’s time in South Yorkshire.
“Competition for places is the key to success and what I saw from Harry in the clips from his younger days, people definitely saw in glimpses this year,” said Aston.
“He was back playing amateur so that shows he loves the game, so we gave him an opportunity and he’s taken it with both hands.
“He is a smart footballer. He has played against some quality opposition this year and has come off the field, most of the time, with credit.
"He is only going to get better with another year under his belt. What I’m looking for from Harry is for him to be ‘the man’.
“I want my half-backs to be the dominant players and push the team around the field.
“I believe Harry can do that, he needs to believe in himself and produce at a consistent level.”
Thrilled to be staying on board and adding more depth to the Eagles’ half-back ranks, Tyson-Wilson said: “I am happy to be staying,”
“To be getting a bit of continuity is awesome so I am really happy about it.
“I enjoyed the competition last year as I felt it sometimes brought the best out of us.
“Izaac had a good season, Thacks does what Thacks does and I thought I played well when I came into the team.
“We all have slightly different styles.
“It’s not necessarily talking to each other about it but just seeing what they’re doing, how they’re doing their roles and taking little bits from it.”
Tyson-Wilson is now looking ahead to the 2022 campaign and admitted the new stadium at the OLP was big motivation for him to stay in South Yorkshire.
“One of the main reasons why I wanted to earn a new contract is the new stadium,”
“I wanted to be a part of this season coming up.
“It’s great to have our own base within the city of Sheffield now.”
By Dan Fowler, photo by Alex Coleman