Dom backs Sheffield Eagles to hit the big time again

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Dominic Brambani has backed Sheffield Eagles to one day become a force at Super League level.

The Eagles scrum-half is one of 10 players leaving the club at the end of the Super 8s, as the Mark Aston’s side begin one of the busiest recruitment drives in the club’s history.

A stalwart of six years, two spells and two Grand Final successes, Brambani’s work commitments mean he will not be able to make the jump full-time next season, but he has backed his current club to fulfil their ambitions of re-joining Rugby League’s top table. “I think it can happen, 100%,” he said. “Mark Aston knows what he is doing and wants to the club to move forward. He will have plenty up his sleeve to try and turn the club into a Super League outfit again. Sheffield is a great club and I wish them all the best with going full-time and taking the club forwards.”

Brambani has forced himself back into Aston’s plans at the back end of the current campaign after a stop/start campaign and has played a part in all four of the current Super 8 fixtures.

Whilst the Eagles have struggled to match the Super League heavyweights, they picked up a victory over Halifax whilst last Sunday’s 52-16 defeat at Leigh didn’t tell the full story, as Aston’s side gave a good account of themselves.

Brambani admits he is looking forward to his Eagles’ swansong and believes that the pressure is now off for his last three games with the club.

“Anything can happen in the Super 8s, we can pick some more points up somewhere along the line,” he added.

“We will just have to take each games as it comes and see where we are at. There is a little bit of pressure off us now, we have had a chat and we now know what is happening next year. We are going to go out there now and enjoy it and see if we can cause an upset along the way.

“I am looking forward to the last few games now. It is a sad time for me because I know I am leaving but I want to finish on a positive note, and I know the team do as well, so it should be a brilliant end to the season.”