Two-time Super League Champion and 2012 World Club Challenge hero Ben Jones-Bishop has locked in his club for 2023 after agreeing to stay at Sheffield next year.
Signed from the York City Knights following the end of the 2021 season, Jamaican international Jones-Bishop has had a brilliant debut term in Red and Gold – scoring 23 tries in 28 appearances in all competitions for Sheffield Eagles in 2022.
It is his joint-best try tally for a season, matching his 2012 campaign with Leeds Rhinos when he was arguably one of the best wingers in the Super League that year.
Commenting on Jones-Bishop’s contract extension, Director of Rugby Mark Aston said: “It is
great to tie down Bish for another year,”
“He has been outstanding this year, a model professional who has really upped our standards after a disappointing 2021 for the club.
“With a World Cup on its way, we’re all looking forward to him playing for Jamaica and coming back to us full of confidence in pre-season.”
The Jamaican international came through the Leeds Rhinos Academy before enjoying a 12- year spell in Super League with the Rhinos, Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity.
Jones-Bishop was a Leeds academy product, but he took it upon himself to leave the West Yorkshire club at the end of the 2014 season after rejecting a new deal for more game time elsewhere.
He went on to join the Salford Red Devils for one year before making the move to Wakefield ahead of the 2016 season. At Belle Vue, Jones-Bishop stayed for five seasons, becoming one of Trinity’s most
consistent players and registering over 100 appearances – the most at any club throughout
Spells at the York City Knights followed before he made his home at the Sheffield Eagles ahead of the 2022 Championship season where he stayed ever since.
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