Sheffield secure former Huddersfield halfback

Sheffield Eagles have completed the signing of halfback Izaac Farrell from Rochdale on a one-year deal.

A Huddersfield academy graduate, the 21-year-old made three senior appearances for the Giants and has Championship experience following loan moves to Swinton, Batley and Workington.

He signed for the Hornets mid-way through last season, going on to play 12 games in total.

He fills the void at the Eagles left by long-serving stand-off Pat Walker, who retired at the end of last season.

“I am really happy to have been given the opportunity to prove myself in the Championship,” he said. “Under a coach like Mark Aston, I can definitely see myself improving game by game in the future.

“I had the chance to play against the Eagles towards the backend of the 2019 season and I thought it was a good opportunity to express myself and try to earn myself a spot at a club like Sheffield.

“When I got the chance to sign for the Eagles, it was a no-brainer really. That win last year at Wembley is a brilliant accolade for the club.

“I just want to come in and hopefully we can go one better in the league and get into those playoffs.”

He becomes Sheffield’s third new signing for 2020, joining Zack McComb and Robbie Ward.