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Sheffield Eagles v York Knights

On Sunday 2nd April the Sheffield Eagles play their next game of the 2023 season, away to York Knights in the fourth round of the Challenge Cup.

We look back to the first time that Sheffield Eagles played York Knights

The first game against each other

Sheffield Eagles and York Knights played each other for the first time on 26th March 1986, in the Eagles' third season.

It was a home game for the Eagles at Owlerton Stadium but they lost 32-14 in front of a crowd of 507. Craig Miller scored two tries and Roy Rafferty scored three goals.

After a number of off field challenges the Eagles managed to finish the season in 6th place, with 10 wins out of 14 games.

Sheffield Eagles v York Knights

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Richard King

Richard King