York utility Jason Bass makes Championship switch

Jason Bass

Sheffield have signed outside-back Jason Bass from Championship rivals York on a one-year deal ahead of the 2022 season.

The 25-year-old winger scored 13 tries in 43 appearances for York over the course of three seasons. He played in York’s defeat to Featherstone in the 1895 Cup final at Wembley earlier this year.

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Bass, who started his professional rugby league journey with Coventry, will add plenty of versatility to Sheffield’s squad. He is comfortable on the wing, at centre, full-back or hooker.

On his move to Sheffield, Bass said: “Im really pleased. Coming from Leicester, Sheffield is the closest club to me, Im excited to be at the Eagles. 

“Its got a great history, and I can’t wait for the challenge.

“I had a sit down with Tubbs (Mark Aston, coach), he explained what he wants from me and where he sees the club going and he sold it to me.

Hes a nice bloke, hes intelligent, and he loves rugby league and thats what you want from your coach.”

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Sheffield coach delighted to sign Jason Bass

Eagles coach Mark Aston said: “I have been impressed when hes played against us and when Ive watched his games back.

He has got a bit of versatility, hes strong and he carries the ball really well. 

I am delighted with him. He is a good kid that wants to improve and establish himself as a top Championship player. 

He’s been with a big club, that is what York are, and he comes to us wanting to become a starter. 

He has a good personality and he fits the bill regarding the hard-working culture that we want around the place.”

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