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HTW happy to make winning return


Harry Tyson-Wilson was thrilled to be back in the Eagles team for the 25-18 victory against Oldham on Sunday.

Having made his debut for Sheffield against Featherstone earlier on this year, Tyson-Wilson was given the nod for his second appearance as part of a makeshift half-back pairing with loose forward Aaron Brown. 

With an eye on staying at the Eagles beyond this season, the scrum-half is motivated to show his worth to Mark Aston should he get an extended run of games. 

“I was very happy to be back out there,” he said.

“It was good to get a game as I’ve been in and out of the team and to get the win in the end certainly helps too. 

“I want to be in the team, trying to impress in every game that I play and get a contract for next year.” 

As the only recognised half-back in the Sheffield team against the Roughyeds, Tyson-Wilson showed his game management with a number of deft kicks including a drop goal five minutes from time.  

The former Hull FC academy graduate enjoyed his role as the main playmaker: “It gave me a bit more responsibility, especially with the kicking as I think I did about 90% of it,” 

“It is something that I like to do so I didn’t mind at all. 

“I’m confident in myself and my game in general didn’t change with organising the team.

“It (partnership with Brown) went alright but we were a bit scratchy.

“We haven’t played together in the halves so considering the circumstances, I think we went okay.” 

By Dan Fowler, photo by Alex Coleman