Eagles star Rob Worrincy says focus will be key in tough test at Leigh Centurions

Rob Worrincy in action for Eagles v Halifax
Rob Worrincy in action for Eagles v Halifax
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Winger Rob Worrincy says focus will be key as Sheffield Eagles look to spring a surprise at Leigh Centurions this Sunday.

Despite being second in the table, the Eagles will be underdogs against big spending Leigh, despite Neil Jukes’ side’s indifferent start to the campaign.

The Eagles came under fire from coach Mark Aston for their display against Swinton last week, and despite making it three wins from four, Worrincy knows the Eagles will need to be focused for the full 80 minutes after a patchy performance at Bawtry Road.

“We are having spells in games when concentration levels are high, and we are doing what is required,” Worrincy told The Star.

“Then we are having five or 10 minutes periods when we knock off for a bit for some reason, so I am sure there will be a massive focus on working on our concentration levels.

“We need to make sure that for every game we turn up with a good attitude, and that was the key word that came out of the team talk at the end of the Swinton game.

“I think it is more about focusing on us really, and ensuring that we execute the game plan properly and take on board the messages that are coming onto the field.”

Worrincy is one of the Eagles’ old guard who stayed with the club after last season’s overhaul.

He began the season in fine style, which included a brace of tries in the victory over former club Halifax in round two.

After surprisingly missing out against Batley, he replaced the injured Garry Lo last weekend as the Eagles moved to within a point of early pace-setters Bradford Bulls with victory over Swinton.

The 31-year-old knows that against Leigh the Eagles can ill afford to leave anything in the tank, but admits the new look side may need time knit together after just four games of the new season.

“The players are frustrated, we want to put a good performance in, and put the things we have been working on in training out onto the field,” he added.

“It is early in the season, it is largely a new squad, so it might take time for players to get used to playing with other players.”

Meanwhile, the Eagles have been drawn at home to Swinton in the fifth round of the Challenge Cup. Ties will be played on March 19 and 20.