Shock move for ex-Wakefield Trinity and Leeds Rhinos winger Ben Jones-Bishop as he outlines future plans

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Ben Jones-Bishop has reiterated his desire to continue playing past his current one-year deal at Sheffield Eagles.

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.

Last season, Jones-Bishop dropped down to the Championship with York City Knights and helped them to the 1895 Cup Final at Wembley, but most recently signed a deal with the Eagles.

And, the 33-year-old has told The Star: “I honestly think another two or three years. I think I can (still) perform and play, as I said to Mark.

“I think it’s a case of I can keep going as long as I want to.

“I like to compete and, as Mark put it, you are a long time retired, so while you are good enough to play carry on playing.”

Eagles Director of Rugby Mark Aston revealed at the time of his signature: “Ben is a fantastic player, it goes without saying,”

“His CV speaks for itself, he is a champion in everything he does and is a brilliant acquisition.

“I’d like to thank my board of directors for their support in getting Ben’s signature over the line – we had some tough competition and I’m thrilled he’s an Eagle in 2022.”

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