Sheffield sign Scotland star Thomas

Sheffield Eagles have signed Scotland back Oscar Thomas from Bradford Bulls on a one-year deal.

Thomas was the highest points scorer for the Bulls in 2017. In total, he scored eight tries and kicked 67 goals in 41 appearances.

The 24-year-old had an impressive World Cup campaign with Scotland, making two appearances and scoring against New Zealand for Steve McCormack’s Bravehearts outfit.

He will add versatility to Mark Aston’s Sheffield side, having played at both half-back and full-back in his career.

And Aston is made up to welcome Thomas to the Olympic Legacy Park.

He said: “I’m thrilled we have been able to bring Oscar to the Eagles.

“He’s still a relatively young player, he only turned 24 last week. He’s good with ball in hand and is hungry and eager to play.

“He will be joining us for his first training session tonight (Thursday) but he will be thrown in at the deep end and will feature against Bradford on Sunday.

“We need to see him in a match environment but we know what he is capable of and featuring in the World Cup, he won’t be far off where he needs to be.”

Thomas becomes the third Bradford player to join Sheffield following Iliess Macani and Jon Magrin. All three will face their former club in a pre-season friendly at Odsal on Sunday, 3pm kick-off.

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