Sheffield bring in Oldham outside back

Sheffield have confirmed the signing of centre Zack McComb from Oldham on a deal from 2020.

Despite being just 24-years-old, McComb is quite the journeyman, with the Eagles becoming his sixth club in the past six years.

He started out in the Huddersfield academy, before having short spells on loan at Gloucestershire All Golds and Oxford from Championship club Batley.

He then switched back to the amateur game with Siddal in 2017 whilst also studying at Leeds Beckett University and was part of the England Universities squad that competing at the 2017 World Cup in Australia.

He has spent the past two seasons with Oldham, scoring 25 tries in 42 games and being promoted to the Championship this year, but will now make the switch to South Yorkshire for next season.

“I am looking forward to it, I’m seeing this as a big challenge for myself,” he said. “They’re a good club and just missed out on the top five. Mark [Aston] has plans to kick on and I want to be a part of that and push for a starting position by having a good pre-season.

“I am looking forward to meeting the lads, the coaches, and to develop myself as a player in a new environment.”

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