Sheffield captain Matt James signs new deal

Drew Darbyshire

Sheffield captain Matt James has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

The 32-year-old joined the Eagles from Featherstone in 2016 and is a key member of the club’s leadership group.

A former Wales international, James suffered a season-ending injury at the Summer Bash and therefore didn’t play in their 1895 Cup final triumph at Wembley.

James said: “It was an easy decision for me really.

“I had a chat with Tubbs [Mark Aston, coach] after my injury and he said he’d look after me, in his words, and he has been good to me.

“I am really happy to be offered a two-year deal and I cannot wait to get back and rip in pre-season and hopefully be ready for the start of next season.

“I can’t thank him enough for giving me an opportunity to put things right in the case of coming back from injury and getting back playing.”

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