Marshall eyes up second underdog story as Halifax look to defy the odds in Toulouse

The Championship has provided some vintage underdog tales in recent years. Halifax were the first to gain the affection of Rugby League supporters. In 2015 they surged to a top four spot and rallied incredibly to earn an eye-watering £787,000 of central distribution funding with a sixth-place finish. Sadly, there was no fairytale ending to their initial feel-good story. 2016…

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Richard Marshall wants Halifax to embrace Challenge Cup intensity

Rugby League, as a sport, boasts some proud and fierce rivalries. But perhaps one of the lesser documented rivalries is between two towns in West Yorkshire. Featherstone and Halifax have been going to battle right since the Rovers were founded in 1902. However, since 2010 the two teams have engaged in a competitive and quite often hostile environment that has…

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Grading every Championship club’s first half of the regular season

Hull Kingston Rovers (1st): A Heading into the season, the Robins couldn’t really win. Everyone expected them to take the Championship by storm, so their current position at the top of the league is no real surprise to anybody. But their efforts so far this season should not be underestimated. The Robins haven’t had it easy in games with London,…

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Plenty in reserve – How Halifax are benefitting from funding their reserve grade

This article first appeared in the April 17th edition of League Express. For articles like this every week, buy League Express every Monday in stores or online at totalrl.com/le. Richard Marshall was so determined to maintain a reserve team at Halifax this season that he set about helping to fund it himself. Fax are one of a small handful of…

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Double injury boost for Halifax ahead of Dewsbury clash

Halifax coach Richard Marshall is hoping that hooker Brandon Moore will make his long-awaited comeback against Dewsbury this weekend. The former Castleford junior has been sidelined for almost three months with a broken hand sustained in pre-season. Marshall said: “He probably needs another full week of training and that will take him to twelve weeks since the injury. “He’s trained…

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Marshall thrilled with Grix after overcoming nightmare spell

Halifax head coach Richard Marshall has heaped praise on Simon Grix for his influence on the club. The former Warrington forward has been an ever-present in Halifax’s Championship campaign so far and was a star performer in their recent victory over Swinton Lions. The Halifax-born star has endured a torrid number of years from both a professional and personal standpoint.…

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