Ben Jones-Bishop finds new club

Drew Darbyshire
Ben Jones-Bishop

Jamaica international Ben Jones-Bishop has joined Championship side Sheffield on a one-year deal for the 2022 season.

The 33-year-old made more than 200 Super League appearances for Leeds, Harlequins, Salford and Wakefield before joining York in 2021.

Jones-Bishop helped York reach the 1895 Cup final at Wembley last season. He has won four caps for Jamaica since making his debut in 2018.

On his move to Sheffield, he said: “I am very excited.

“It’s an exciting year as we move to the Olympic Legacy Park and I am looking forward to working with the boys and the coaching staff.

“It’s quite a late move as I got a text from Joel Farrell asking if I had signed anywhere yet. 

“I was in conversation with clubs elsewhere, the next day I had an offer from the Eagles and the day after I met Mark (Aston) and we spoke for around three hours.

“I am also familiar with the city as I studied at Sheffield Hallam University for four years. 

“It’s great to be back here. The club is going into the new stadium and it’s great to be a part of the plans for the next year. 

“Hopefully we can have a great season and enjoy our new home.” 

Jones-Bishop won two Grand Final titles and a World Club Challenge whilst with Leeds.

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Eagles coach Mark Aston said: “Ben is a fantastic player, it goes without saying.

“His CV speaks for itself, he is a champion in everything he does and is a brilliant acquisition.

“I’d like to thank my board of directors for their support in getting Ben’s signature over the line – we had some tough competition and I’m thrilled he’s an Eagle in 2022.”

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