Eagles’ Henderson: We’re out to bounce back

Andrew Henderson
Andrew Henderson

Sheffield Eagles will be out to show their “true colours” when they face Halifax in Thursday night’s televised Championship semi final at the Shay (7.0).

That is the pledge made by the South Yorkshire side’s Australian hooker Andrew Henderson after the Eagles, humbled by 21-6 by Fax almost a fortnight ago, bounced back with a 52-16 win over Dewsbury to move within one game of a third consecutive Grand Final.

“We are still in it and we are desperate to give a better account of ourselves than the last game against Halifax,” said Henderson.

“The break after the defeat to Halifax gave us the chance to sit down as a team and figure out where we went wrong and focus on finding the clinical form we showed earlier in the season.

“We have had some tough losses towards the end of the season, but I feel that we showed our true colours against Dewsbury and got ourselves back on track.

“That game gave us renewed confidence; we put in a very dominating display, but we know it will be a different game against Halifax.

“They will be fresh and most likely look to hit the ground running but we’re going to be ready for them.”