Sheffield Eagles: Wakefield Wildcats loanee Jon Molloy enjoying his new opportunity

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It was a dream start last Sunday for new Sheffield Eagles’ signing Jon Molloy and the Wakefield man is open to extending his stay with the club.

Back-rower Molloy penned a month loan deal with Eagles last week and showed his Super League class with a dominant display capped with a debut try in the crushing defeat of London Broncos.

The former Salford man hasn’t featured for the Wildcats in the opening rounds of Super League leading to his switch to The Keepmoat, and he admits if regular starts at his parent club aren’t forthcoming he’d love to stay in South Yorkshire. “I’m here for a month at the moment; we’ll have to see how things go,” the 23-year-old told The Star. “I’ve enjoyed being here so far and if I’m not going to play at Wakefield then I want to stay with Sheffield. It was a good start but there were still a few things that I wasn’t happy with that I’m looking to improve.

“The main thing is to enjoy my rugby and I enjoyed the game against London.”

Despite only training once prior to the game with the Broncos, Molloy was thrust straight into the muck and bullets of Championship rugby league, but the Eagles’ set-up helped him slip seamlessly into Mark Aston’s side. “I was so impressed with how professional everything is,” he beamed.

“It is early days but I have loved being here, the lads have been great with me. It was important to get the win; we have put a marker down to say that we can go well this year. We need to keep it going at Whitehaven this weekend.”

Molloy’s signature came off the back of Aussie Steve Thorpe penning a new three-year deal, with Director of Rugby Aston hinting at more contract extensions in the pipeline over the coming weeks.