Nostalgic game as Eagles go back to where it started from

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Sheffield Eagles return to Owlerton Stadium with a nostalgic opening fixture against Rochdale next season.

It’s a trip back in time with the Eagles beating the Hornets 29-10 in their first ever game at the stadium in September 1984.

Coach Mark Aston is delighted that the Rugby Football League agreed to the club’s request for a repeat of the historic fixture.

“It’s a great way to mark the occasion and I’m sure the fans will appreciate it,” he said.

Eagles begin their bid to win three successive Championship titles against newly-promoted Rochdale at Owlerton on February 16 in the 2014 fixtures published today. All their home games will kick off at 2pm.

n Sheffield Eagles Kingstone Press Championship fixtures 2014 (all home games 2pm kick-of): 16 February, Rochdale (home); 23 February - Swinton (away, 3pm); 2 March Barrow (h).

9 March Halifax (a, 3pm); 23 March Dewsbury (h); 30 March Keighley (a, 3pm).

13 April Workington (a, 3pm); Friday 18 April Doncaster (h).

4 May North Wales Crusaders (a, 2.30pm); 11 May Featherstone (h); 18 May Batley (a, 2pm); 25 May Leigh (h).

1 June Whitehaven (a, 3pm); 8 June Workington (h); 15 June Dewsbury (a, 3pm); 22 June Keighley (h); 29 June Halifax (h).

6 July Leigh (a, 3pm); 13 July Crusaders (h); 20 July Barrow (a, 3pm); 27 July Batley (h).

3 August Doncaster (a, 3pm); 10 August Swinton (h); 17 August Whitehaven (h); 31 August Featherstone (a, 3pm).

7 September Rochdale (a, 3pm).

n Doncaster RFLC (all home games kick-off 3pm): 16 February - Workington (a, 3pm); 23 February Keighley (home, 3pm).

2 March Dewsbury (h); 9 March Batley (a, 2pm); 23 March – Featherstone (h); 30 March Halifax (a, 3pm).

13 April Crusaders (h); Friday 18 April Sheffield (a, 2pm).

May 4 Barrow (h); 11 May Whitehaven (a, 3pm); 18 May Leigh (a, 3pm); 25 May Rochdale (h).

1 June Swinton (a, 3pm); 8 June Barrow (a, 3pm); 15 June - Featherstone (a 3pm); 22 June Dewsbury (a, 3pm); 29 June Whitehaven (h).

6 July Crusaders (a, 2.30pm); 13 July Leigh (h); 20 July Swinton (h); 27 July Keighley (a, 3pm).

3 August Sheffield (h); 10 August Workington (h); 17 August - Rochdale (a 3pm); 31 August – Halifax (h); 7 September Batley (h).