Sheffield Eagles: Turner relishes his role

Scott Turner heads for the line
Scott Turner heads for the line

Scott Turner is living life on the edge for Sheffield Eagles - and enjoying it.

The winger has plundered 20 tries in the league plus two in the Cup, making him the club’s top try scorer. Playing out wide means that the 26-year-old has to wait for his chances and then the pressure is on. “I know it doesn’t look like I do much but when the opportunity comes it’s pretty important” he said.

“The lads do the work and it’s up to me to finish off the move. There have been a few hat-tricks this season, which is good.”

In defence there’s also no room for error but Turner has centre Menzie Yere – one of the games most destructive tacklers - inside him. “I do tackle people but only occasionally!” he said. “I work with Menzie and hopefully use the touchline and push people out of the way if they come outside.”

Turner didn’t score at Barrow but will be out to add to his tally against Batley Bulldogs at Owlerton on Sunday. A win is vital if the Eagles are to keep a grip on sixth place in the Championship with the Bulldogs just below them on points scored difference.

Turner got a try in the 16-12 win at Batley in May.

“We usually beat Batley – we didn’t play too well at their place, we only just scrapped a win,” he said.

“Our completions were terrible but our defensive attitude was pretty good as it usually is” he said.

“The most important thing is to get wins when we can. The next few games are important if we are to stay in that top eight.

“If we keep building game after game then we’ll be all right, get in the play-offs and just keep working hard.”

Prop forward Tom Lillycrop has been named in the Kingstone Press Championship team of the week following the win 40-10 win at Barrow.