Yorkshire clubs battle for Championship Shield

Sheffield are out for revenge when they face Bradford today in the CHampionship Shield Final.

The Eagles were smashed 80-0 but the Bulls two weeks ago. They earned their spot in the Final by beating Halifax 46-32.

“We let ourselves down against Bradford and we wanted to make it right, I was immensely proud,” Sheffield coach Mark Aston said.

“We completed very high, that’s what you need to do in semi-finals. We showed what we are about and showed the ability that is within the team.”

Bradford secured a 36-22 victory over Dewsbury Rams to book their place in the Final.

Bulls coach Rohan Smith said: “The boys have recovered well from the weekend; a good hard game against Dewsbury has got us ready for this week’s final.

“We want to finish the season on a high and hold that silverware up at the end of the day.

“As much as anything we want to perform well and go through the processes of playing a strong skilful brand and entertain the crowd.

“You’d imagine they’ve got a little bit of extra motivation. They’ve got an opportunity to win some silverware.

“I don’t think form and previous encounters count anymore once we get to the final.

“It is a matter of performing well on the day and whoever works the hardest generally comes out with the result.”

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