Former Hull FC & Wakefield Trinity takes on coaching role alongside Leeds Rhinos legend

Sheffield Eagles have announced that club legend Paul Broadbent as an Assistant Coach to Director of Rugby Mark Aston.

Broadbent’s history at the Eagles is unprecedented as captain of the 1998 Challenge Cup winning side.

A hard-as-nails prop forward, Broadbent’s experience will prove invaluable for the current Eagles pack as they get to learn from one of the best.

“It’s great news that we can bring Paul on to the coaching staff,” said Aston.

“His credentials as a player speak for itself and he is someone that this group should be learning from at every session.

“We’re all looking forward to 2023 and the introduction of Beans to our staff only increases that excitement; for players, fans and the coaches themselves.”

Broadbent replaces Ged Corcoran at the club after the Ireland coach left the club at the end of the Rugby League World Cup.

The member of the 1998 Challenge Cup winning side joins another member of that team in the shape of Leeds Rhinos legend Keith Senior who is already at the club.

Broadbent also spent time at Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity during his career which ended with a spell at York City Knights who he spent some time coaching as well as some time in the Italy hotseat.

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