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Sheffield sign Tyson-Wilson


Sheffield Eagles are delighted to announce the signing of playmaker Harry Tyson-Wilson on a one-year deal.

Competing with the likes of Anthony Thackeray and Izaac Farrell for a starting berth, Tyson-Wilson joins the club after a short spell out of the game.

Coming through the Hull FC ranks, Tyson-Wilson has also enjoyed spells at Doncaster and York.

Discussing the new signing, Eagles Head Coach Mark Aston said: “Harry was at Hull and came through the system there. He did play a Super League game for them and was rated highly,

“He spent a bit of time in Australia but came back, had a spell at York and on dual-registration at Doncaster.

“He was released from Hull but he has all the ability and maybe didn’t get the chances that he needed.

“We’re delighted as he is a young half-back with an old head on his shoulders.

“He has a sweet left peg and is an old-fashioned playmaker who has come from good stock; his Dad - Rob - also played for Hull.

“We now have two young lads in Harry and Izaac Farrell that could be the future of the club.

“He has work to do and it’s not a quick fix but both Harry and Izaac have potential.”

Shortly after signing for the club, Tyson-Wilson commented: “I’m very happy to have signed for the Eagles,”

“It’s a great opportunity for me.

“I have been at a few clubs and also had a bit of time out of the game so it’s like a second chance.

“Having the likes of Thacks (Anthony Thackeray) at the club will be great for me to learn from, as he’s had a great career and he’s also from Hull like myself.

“It’ll be good to learn from everyone else in the squad too.”

Tyson-Wilson joins a strong Hull core at the Eagles and it was one of those squad members that helped bring the move around.

“It was a bit out of the blue but Connor Bower put us in touch,” Tyson-Wilson added.

“It’s one of the closest teams to me and it’s a great well-known club too, so it’s a great chance all round.”

By Dan Fowler, photo by Alex Coleman