Championship  Thursday 14th March 2013  Don Valley Stadium  Att: 1,243

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Menzie Yere

Scott Turner

Menzie Yere

Tom Armstrong

Michael Knowles

GOAL SCORERS:

Dominic Brambani

Dominic Brambani

Dominic Brambani

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

Liam Finn

Anthony England

Tommy Saxton

GOAL SCORERS:

Liam Finn

Liam Finn

Liam Finn

Full Report

Match Official: G Hewer


Eagles hit back for thrilling win

Defending champions Sheffield Eagles ended Featherstone\'s 100 per cent record in the Kingstone Press Championship with a gripping 26-18 victory at the Don Valley Stadium.

The Eagles trailed 18-16 with eight minutes to go but struck with late tries from Scott Turner and Menzie Yere to repeat their Grand Final triumph over Rovers and draw level with them at the top of the table.

Second rower Michael Knowles, man of the match in September\'s Grand Final, gave Sheffield an early lead but tries from Tom Hodson - a length-of-the-field interception - and Anthony England enabled Featherstone to lead 10-4.

The home side then regained the lead thanks to tries either side of half-time from centres Tom Armstrong and Yere, both goaled by Dominic Brambanai.

Scrum-half Liam Finn looked to have clinched it for Featherstone on 62 minutes with his side\'s third try, to which he added his third conversion to edge them back in front, until Sheffield came up with a storming finish.

Match Action

  • 80m
    try

    Menzie Yere

    Sheffield

  • 74m
    goal

    Dominic Brambani

    Sheffield

  • 74m
    try

    Scott Turner

    Sheffield

  • 67m
    interchange_on

    Alex Szostak

    Sheffield

  • 67m
    interchange_off

    Joe Hirst

    Sheffield

  • 64m
    goal

    Liam Finn

    Featherstone

  • 63m
    try

    Liam Finn

    Featherstone

  • 59m
    interchange_off

    Anthony England

    Featherstone

  • 59m
    interchange_on

    Steve Crossley

    Featherstone

  • 51m
    goal

    Dominic Brambani

    Sheffield

  • 51m
    try

    Menzie Yere

    Sheffield

  • 47m
    interchange_off

    Mitch Stringer

    Sheffield

  • 47m
    interchange_on

    Peter Green

    Sheffield

  • 46m
    interchange_on

    Jack Bussey

    Featherstone

  • 46m
    interchange_off

    Lamont Bryan

    Featherstone

  • 40m
    try

    Tom Armstrong

    Sheffield

  • 40m
    goal

    Dominic Brambani

    Sheffield

  • 37m
    interchange_on

    Andrew Henderson

    Sheffield

  • 37m
    interchange_off

    James Davey

    Sheffield

  • 32m
    try

    Anthony England

    Featherstone

  • 32m
    goal

    Liam Finn

    Featherstone

  • 26m
    interchange_on

    Ben Gledhill

    Sheffield

  • 26m
    interchange_off

    Jack Howieson

    Sheffield

  • 14m
    goal

    Liam Finn

    Featherstone

  • 13m
    try

    Tommy Saxton

    Featherstone

  • 4m
    try

    Michael Knowles

    Sheffield