Fax to welcome key quartet back for Catalans clash

Halifax will have key quartet Adam Tangata, Mitch Cahalane, Ben Heaton and Will Sharp back for Sunday’s Qualifiers clash with Catalans Dragons. All four were missing for the narrow defeat at Warrington, with the first three injured and Sharp suspended. But they now offer coach Richard Marshall a host of new options after he has battled for several weeks with…

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Talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super 8s Qualifiers

Is it must-win for London on Saturday night? Tipped by many to cause a few upsets in the Qualifiers, things haven’t quite gone to plan for London thus far. They have just one point from their first three games and need to start picking up wins quickly if they are to get in the mix for the Million Pound Game.…

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Halifax fans given the opportunity to pick next year’s kit

Halifax fans have been handed the opportunity to vote for next year’s home kit. The Championship club have had four designs created and the club’s supporters now have the chance to pick which strip their side will take to the field in next season. A number of eye-catching designs are available, including two designs that features the town’s crest, the…

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Warrington pushed all the way by part-time Halifax

Warrington Wolves made it three wins from three in the Qualifiers with a hard-fought 22-8 victory over part-time Halifax. Peta Hiku crossed after 20 minutes in a surprisingly tight first half before Halifax defied the odds to level the game through Chester Butler. Chris Hill regained Warrington’s lead after the restart but ‘Fax and Butler wouldn’t go away as the…

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Fax to progress greatly from Widnes experience, says Marshall

Halifax head coach Richard Marshall believes his side will benefit greatly from their defeat to Widnes Vikings. Fax went down 36-12 to the Vikings, suffering a second straight defeat in the Qualifiers following their narrow defeat to Hull Kingston Rovers. Although disappointed that his side failed to push the Vikings closer, Marshall was positive about the benefits his side can…

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Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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Two players charged by the RFL

Halifax’s Ryan Boyle and Featherstone’s James Lockwood have both been charged by the RFL. The pair have both been cited for Grade B offences and are likely to serve short suspensions despite having early guilty pleas available. Fax forward Boyle has been handed a Grade B dangerous contact charge after a ‘chicken-wing’ tackle on Hull Kingston Rovers debutant Mose Masoe,…

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Halifax seal 3rd place with memorable KR victory

Halifax sealed a place in the Qualifiers with a 28-6 victory over Championship table-toppers Hull KR. Halifax started strongly and went in front when Ben Johnston landed on a deflected Scott Murrell grubber but Kieron Moss levelled the game after the hosts failed to capitalise on their dominance. Three quickfire tries saw ‘Fax move into an 18-point lead at the…

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Halifax seal crucial win in Toulouse

Halifax took control in the race for the Qualifiers with a nervy 16-8 win at top four rivals Toulouse Olympique. Clement Boyer crossed to give the hosts an early lead against his former side but Steve Tyrer levelled the game less than five minutes later. That was how it remained until five minutes before the close of a tight half…

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