Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Hull KR and Halifax announce partnership

James Donaldson Hull KR

Hull Kingston Rovers and Halifax RLFC have announced an exciting new partnership between the two clubs for the 2015 season. In what is the first arrangement of its kind for the Championship side, Halifax are set to benefit from a dual-registration agreement with the Robins next year that will allow them to select Super League standard players as part of ... Read More »

Miles Greenwood returns to Halifax for 2015

Miles Greenwood

Halifax have confirmed the re-signing of their former full-back Miles Greenwood for 2015, as new head coach Richard Marshall continues to assemble his squad for the Championship next season. Greenwood spent 2014 with Batley Bulldogs, scoring an impressive 22 tries in 25 games as the Bulldogs made the Championship play-offs again under the stewardship of John Kear. However, Fax have ... Read More »

Halifax appoint Marshall as coach for 2015

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Halifax have named Warrington Wolves’ assistant and England Academy boss Richard Marshall as their new coach for 2015. Thirty-eight-year-old Marshall, a former front rower who began his Super League career as a player at the Shay in the mid-1990s, succeeds his former captain Karl Harrison, who left the club last month after three years in charge. Marshall, who has spent ... Read More »

Championship play-offs: Week two preview

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After an action-packed first week of the play-offs in the Kingstone Press Championship, week two sees two local derbies, with four teams battling to save their season. There is a South Yorkshire derby at the Keepmoat Stadium, as fourth-placed Doncaster look to defeat local rivals – and last year’s champions – Sheffield Eagles, in what is set to be a ... Read More »

Championship: Halifax coach Karl Harrison leaves the club

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Championship side Halifax have revealed that coach Karl Harrison and assistant Lee Greenwood have left the club with immediate effect. In a statement, the club said: “Halifax RLFC regret to announce that head coach Karl Harrison and his long term assistant Lee Greenwood are to leave the club. “In the context of current difficulties within the club, for which they ... Read More »

Fax boss Harrison slams “amateurish” performance

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax coach Karl Harrison described his side as “amateurish” after they went down 39-18 at Doncaster yesterday. That dropped the Shay side to fourth in the Championship – a real disappointment when Sheffield’s win against Featherstone gave them a chance to gain ground on second spot. Instead, they now find themselves relying on Batley winning at Doncaster next weekend to ... Read More »

Halifax chairman: Featherstone red hot favourites for second

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Halifax chairman Michael Steele has admitted Featherstone Rovers are now big favourites to finish second in the Championship and take the extra £250,000  in RFL central funding that comes with the runner-up spot. Fax were beaten 4-20 at home on Sunday and are now two points behind their West Yorkshire rivals in third place. “It’s not over until the final ... Read More »

5 things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Hull KR kicked off another action-packed Rugby League weekend with a fantastic 14-14 draw on Thursday night, and set the platform nicely for another weekend full of drama, twists and turns. With Super League back for just one week before taking another break for the Challenge Cup final, it is already shaping up to be a massive ... Read More »

Championship: Fax and Fev to do battle for second spot

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On Sunday, Halifax and Featherstone Rovers will lock horns in a match that is undoubtedly pivotal to the future of both clubs. Indeed, it is set to decide who will finish second in the Championship and thus collect the extra £250,000 of central RFL funding that comes with the runner-up spot in Rugby League’s second tier. It has thus been ... Read More »

Harrison: Return of Bulls derby good for the game

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax boss Karl Harrison says he is relishing the prospect of facing Bradford Bulls again next season – and thinks the return of the West Yorkshire derby will see crowd figures soar. The Odsal outfit were officially condemned to relegation on Sunday when they fell to Huddersfield Giants. It has been more than a decade since the two sides last ... Read More »

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