Sheffield sign Huddersfield youngster

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed the signing of youngster Travis Corion from Huddersfield Giants.

The winger has spent several years in the Giants’ academy systems, progressing from the scholarship side right through to the reserve squad.

He becomes the Eagles’ fifth new signing for 2020, joining Tyler Dickinson, Harry Tyson-Wilson, Jordan Bull, Ryan Johnson and Chris Ball.

“I am buzzing to be fair,” said Corion. “I didn’t expect a chance to come along so quickly. I’m looking forward to getting started and stuck in with the boys.”

“I’m a hard worker and got decent agility. I’ll always put the work in to get us where we need to be, whether that is in defence or attack I’ll put my all in.”

Sheffield head coach Mark Aston added: “I am delighted to bring in Travis as he has got huge potential. He is quick, strong and still only young. He’s at that age where we like to get them and he understands what he needs to do to get where he wants.

“We know the likes of Rob Worrincy won’t go forever so we will be needing guys to pick from the older guard at some point, and that’s what we’re hoping Travis can do.

“He has played in the back-row so he has that mentality from being there, he is willing to take the tough carries. I can’t remember meeting anyone that asked as many questions as he did.

“He wanted to know everything about the club, and what we’ll be needing from him going forward. The meeting we had was productive and we both got some useful things out of it.”