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Another Uce - Sene-Lefao to the Steel City


Sheffield Eagles are delighted to announce the signing of Jesse Sene-Lefao on a two-year deal from Featherstone Rovers. 

Sene-Lefao was a big hit when he first arrived on these shores, getting The Jungle rocking at Castleford Tigers in Super League following NRL stints at Manly Sea Eagles and Cronulla Sharks. 

More recently, the New Zealand-born forward has donned the butcher’s stripes of Featherstone. 

Discussing his new signing, Director of Rugby Mark Aston said: “Jesse is a bundle of energy and will bring a lot to this group, in terms of playing style and camaraderie,” 

“He has played at the top of the game in Australia and here in the UK. You can never have too much experience in a squad and Jesse is a great addition to ours. 

“He did a number on us here at the OLP when playing for Featherstone earlier this year. 

“Those are the sort of performances our fans can look forward to from Jesse.” 

Sene-Lefao is eager to put on the Red and Gold of the Eagles and be a big part of their playoff ambitions, saying: “I’m really excited about the two-year deal I’ve been offered,” 

“It’s a big move for myself and my family so I’m grateful for this opportunity. 

“I am looking forward to setting new goals, meeting the team and hoping to make a positive impact in terms of where we want to go as a club. 

“It took one meeting with Tubbs to reel me in about the vision of the club and where it’s been. 

“The meeting we had went on for nearly two-and-a-half hours as I was really interested in the rundown of how Sheffield was reborn and where it’s been in the last couple of years.

“It’s been built from the ground up and I’m now familiar with where it’s been and where it’s going. That is another thing that excites me.” 

Following Jesse’s signing announcement, we need to make the following announcement: 'Please be aware that unauthorised people cannot drive within the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park'

By Dan Fowler, graphic by Alex Coleman