Flynn flies into the Eagles

Sheffield Eagles have signed former Widnes winger Paddy Flynn until the end of the season.

Flynn was released by the Vikings last October having ended the season on loan at Castleford Tigers.

The 29-year-old has been playing at amateur level while pursuing a full-time career in plumbing, but he has now agreed a deal with the Championship club.

Eagles’ boss Mark Aston told the Sheffield Star: “Experience is a wonderful thing, and not only has he got the experience but he has also scored tries at Super League level as well.

“He’s scored something like 108 tries in 180 games so he is a proven try scorer. He has got a bit of versatility in him. He can play full-back, he can play wing and he can play at centre.

“He has had a little bit of time away from the game – he has been playing some games in the amateur ranks just to get his career outside of rugby sorted, and now he’s hungry to return.

“He is desperate to get back into competitive action again, which is great, and I’m really pleased with him. He seems like a really top bloke and I’m sure he will add something to the squad.”

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