Mark Aston has spoke of his frustration on losing out on Australian halfback Beau Henry.
The Sheffield Eagles coach thought he had acquired the services of the ex-Gold Coast Titan, however the move was halted by Rugby League authorities who said that Henry hadn’t met the required number of appearances to make the move.
The 24 year-old was hoping to reignite his career with the Eagles, having had an indifferent 2015 through injuries, and Aston was left annoyed at the system that is in place in this country.
“Somebody one day will explain to me how some can be accepted and some cannot. He has played more games than some people in this country who are currently playing at this level and at Super League,” Aston told the Sheffield Star.
“It is something that I will be bringing to the attention of a lot of people. He has signed the contract with us, on that score there weren’t any problems. He has been texting me repeatedly about coming here, and he is absolutely mortified that it hasn’t happened.”
Aston reiterated Henry’s desire to ply his trade over in this country and admitted the whole saga has left a sour taste in the 48 year-old’s mouth.
“The kid has been unfortunate with injuries, but he had the chance to go to New Zealand Warriors and Parramatta to have pre-season, but he wanted to come here and try and have an injury free season,” he said.
“I feel filthy about it, but I am filthy about a lot of things in the game. His agent is now looking to take it to the next level, and rightly so.”
Aston admits that all the Eagles can do is carry on and search elsewhere for the timebeing, and sit in hope that a chance occurs for the Australian to get the green light to play for the club in 2016.
“We will carry on now, his agent is looking into it and if anything can be done then I will support him 100%,” he said.
“We will have to look at what is available and what we think they can add to us. We don’t need to panic or rush, we need to make sure that we get it right.”