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Championship preview: Halifax v Leigh Centurions

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Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Tony Tonks will make his 200th career appearance if selected by Halifax coach Karl Harrison to face league leaders Leigh Centurions on Sunday at the Shay. However, his milestone will be overshadowed by Centurions utility man Stuart Littler, if he steps on to the field it will be his 450th career game. Littler recently passed ... Read More »

Fax are best Championship side, says Rowley

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Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley says this weekend’s opponents Halifax are the team to beat in the Championship this season. Although Leigh sit top of the table with an unblemished record, Rowley told the Leigh Reporter: “I have said from day one that I rate Halifax as the best team in the Championship. They have an excellent squad and a ... Read More »

Match report: Halifax RLFC 10-34 Widnes Vikings

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In a nutshell Halifax got off to a flying start but Widnes had too much quality and eventually ran out comfortable winners. How it unfolded 9’ – Halifax open the scoring through Ryan Fieldhouse, who outwits the Vikings defence to pounce on a kick. Steven Tyrer converts: 6-0. 18’ – Fax are in again thanks to a Scott Murrell kick, ... Read More »

Harrison: Halifax are ready for Widnes test

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Halifax boss Karl Harrison claimed his side will be ready for Widnes Vikings on Sunday, as they prepare to do battle in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. Fax and Widnes are early pacesetters in their respective divisions and, speaking after their thumping 48-6 win over Doncaster, Harrison believes his side are more than capable of causing an upset. “If we can ... Read More »

Danny Tickle relishing Halifax return

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Widnes forward Danny Tickle is relishing the prospect of going back to where it all began for him, when the Vikings travel to Halifax on Sunday for their Challenge Cup fourth round clash. The Manchester-born 30-year-old signed for the West Yorkshire outfit straight out of school and made his Super League debut with the side in 2000, aged just 17. ... Read More »

Championship preview: Halifax v Doncaster

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Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Ben Heaton (knee) and Danny Cowling (ankle) face late fitness tests before Halifax coach Karl Harrison can finalise his team to face Doncaster in Sunday’s mouth-watering Kingstone Press Championship clash. Halifax have three wins from their first five games of the season, including last week’s 36-14 triumph at Whitehaven. Harrison said: “We’re doing OK. We’re ... Read More »

Halifax player suspended over gambling breaches

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Halifax player Rob Worrincy has been suspended for six months after being found guilty of breaching the sport’s rules relating to betting. An RFL Operational Rules Tribunal handed down the suspension after Worrincy admitted placing a series of bets, including bets on matches in which he played, between May 2012 and September 2013. Worrincy was investigated after his betting activity ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Whitehaven v Halifax

Sunday 3.00pm at the Recreation Ground Saints loanee Jordan Hand is expected to return for Whitehaven against Halifax after missing last weekend’s cup defeat at York. Haven went down by two points in an exciting contest at the Huntington Stadium, a game Hand missed so that he didn’t get cup tied. On loan Wigan halfback Chris Taylor is a major ... Read More »

Halifax fully focused ahead of cup clash

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Halifax captain Scott Murrell insists that his side will not be underestimating Hull Dockers ahead of their Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Sunday March 16 (2.00pm). The Championship side might be favourites to progress to the next round but utility player Murrell expects a tough test, pointing to Hull’s impressive results in the opening rounds ... Read More »

Championship preview: Halifax v Sheffield Eagles

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Sunday 3.00pm at The Shay Halifax coach Karl Harrison insists his only focus is Halifax as he prepares for Sunday’s mouth-watering Kingstone Press Championship showdown with Sheffield Eagles. Halifax have lost two of their first three fixtures in 2014, including last week’s 10-8 home reverse against Batley Bulldogs. Harrison said: “It’s going to take time for the team to gel, ... Read More »