The Sheffield Eagles

Introduction

Thank you for your interest in the Sheffield Eagles, the back-to-back Championship Champions.

Whether this is your first time visiting the Eagles website, you have never experience Rugby League before or you’re a returning fan we hope that you come down and watch the Eagles and have an excellent match day experience.

All the information needed to ensure you make the most of your visit to Owlerton is here and if you need any more information please don’t hesitate to contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.

What is Rugby League?

Rugby League is lightning-fast and full contact rugby. Not for the faint of heart, this brand of rugby ranks among the most physically demanding and punishing sports in the world. Rugby League emphasizes speed and momentum, using a Play-the-Ball system to keep matches fluid.

This is one of the rule changes that represent the philosophy of Rugby League, which split from Rugby Union in 1895 over the lack of payment to players who were forced to miss work to compete. The rules for the League continued to evolve after the split, including the elimination of flankers and line-outs, resulting in a faster, more relentless rugby.

In Rugby League, powerful athletes are locked in combat for two 40-minute halves to accumulate more points than the adversary, utilizing on-the-fly strategy at breakneck speeds to avoid brutal defensive tackling. Grounding the ball in the opponent’s end earns a four-point ‘Try’ with the opportunity to kick for two extra points. Penalty kicks score two points while field goals are worth one point.

For more information on the rules of rugby league go to our guide here or for more in depth look go to the RFL website here.

Tickets

If Rugby League sounds like the fast paced action that you’d like to watch then buying tickets for the Eagles is simple.

Match day tickets are priced at £16 for adults, £11 for concessions and £5 for juniors and students (with valid I.D).

Tickets can be bought in advance by visiting our offices at the Forsyth Enterprise Centre or by calling 0114 261 0326 but you can also buy tickets just before the game on the turnstiles at Owlerton from 12.30pm.

Match Day Experience

So, you like the sound of Rugby League, you know how to get your all-important ticket but what should you expect from a Match Day with the Eagles?

We feel and I’m sure our fans will agree that we offer an experience that is inclusive for everyone and great for families and people of all ages.

We have Freddie the Eagle, our mascot who is on hand at every game, meeting fans, having photographs taken and dancing along with our match day dancers, the Eaglettes!

 

Latest News

  • A Look Back: Batley Bulldogs

    22/02/2017

    With both the Eagles and Batley competing in the Championship simultaneously since 2007 the two sides have become regular opponents for each other.

  • Ex-Player Focus: Pat Walker

    22/02/2017

    Ahead of this weekend’s fixture with the Batley Bulldogs at the Beaumont Legal Stadium we look at a player who has represented both the Eagles and the Bulldogs – Pat Walker.

  • Match Day Information - Eagles vs Batley

    21/02/2017

    This Sunday, the Sheffield Eagles take on Batley Bulldogs in our second home match of the season at The Beaumont Legal Stadium, Belle Vue, Wakefield, and kick off is 3.00pm.

  • Aston: It will take time for Eagles to gel

    21/02/2017

    Sheffield Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston is keeping his side’s early progress in perspective after Sunday’s defeat at Halifax.

  • Match Report: Halifax 42-16 Eagles

    20/02/2017

    Sheffield failed to follow up an impressive victory over Toulouse last weekend as they fell to a heavy 42-16 defeat against Halifax at The Shay.

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