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  1. commonwealth 9s

    The 9s tournament is actually taking place in Feb. The world is coming to Moreton Bay for the 2018 Rugby League Commonwealth Championships. The Rugby League 9's tournament will be held at Dolphin Stadium on 23 and 24 February 2018
  2. Toronto

    That's 3 big forwards that have left also Dan Flemming who left for Halifax. Looking short on big forwards.
  3. Leeds Beckett at the moment have 4 Players with 1st team contracts at Halifax RLFC and 1 at Swinton Lions both teams are championship clubs. But like an earlier comment don't pick university on the Rugby League side pick the one with the best course.
  4. I ask the Question as Halifax have 4 or 5 youngsters who could push for the 1st team this year.
  5. 2018 prospects

    I think 20 year old Sion Jones will show well this year at Halifax RLFC after a good Pre-Season. with a really good performance against Featherstone Rovers on the Weekend.
  6. Rookies to watch in 2018

    I think 20 year old Sion Jones will show well this year at Halifax RLFC after a good Pre-Season. with a really good performance against Featherstone Rovers on the Weekend.
  7. Dan Fleming joins Halifax

    Great signing will help the younger players at Halifax to develop .
  8. 11th January 2018, 14:28 BREAKING: Dan Fleming Joins Halifax RLFC Halifax RLFC are pleased to announce the signing of Welsh International Forward Dan Fleming from Toronto Wolfpack on a 2-year deal. Halifax-born Fleming joins the club from the newly-promoted Canadian outfit having made 15 appearances during their inaugural season in 2017. The former King Cross amateur has represented Wales on 6 occasions, scoring 2 tries. "It's massive for me coming home back to Halifax", said Fleming. "I grew up across the road from Thrum Hall and I now live five minutes away from the ground so it's great to come back to my hometown. My brother and I have been Halifax fans all of our lives. Even when I played elsewhere, I always got down to watch the team when we had days off so to represent my hometown club is massive." "I spent some time at Castleford, Bradford and then Toronto last year and it's been a good experience. But I'm hoping to kick on now down at Halifax. The club has shown what they can do off the field and obviously on field as well, making the Qualifiers last year beating Hull KR in that final home game so I'm excited to get started and look forward to learning from Richard Marshall." "I can only say good things about Toronto. They were very good with the way they've handled my move to Halifax, especially with me having a young family. It was a great experience out there but I'm looking forward to getting back down here, playing a fair few games and then hopefully better things." Head coach Richard Marshall is happy to have the 25-year-old forward on board for 2018 and beyond. "We needed some experience in the front row and Dan is a proven super league player. He's durable, he's robust, he's big and he's going to offer us quite a lot of impact. I'm looking forward to working with him. I've monitored his career over the last 2/3 years, he's always been on our radar and he's a Halifax lad which is the icing on the cake really." "He will work in our community set up. His family are Halifax fans and we're going to welcome them all into the Fax Family and I'm looking forward to seeing him do his work in the community and enhancing our reputation in the schools as well." "The club has acted quickly in securing Dan on a 2-year contract and we wouldn't have brought him in if we didn't think he could improve us. We need some experience around this young team." “We'd like to thank Laurence Turner of Investing For Tomorrow for his significant financial support which, alongside our elevated season ticket sales, has helped us to get this deal over the line." "I must also thank Paul Rowley and Martin Vickers at Toronto for agreeing to release him and his agent Dave Peet for making sure this move got finalised. I think it's a great amicable fit for both clubs." "He has a young family and wanted to be closer to home having traveled to Manchester for training and to Canada for games so Halifax was his first choice destination. We didn't mess around when we heard he was going to be available as I'm sure he wouldn't have been short of offers from other clubs." Fleming will be available for immediate selection and could feature in Sunday's pre-season friendly against Featherstone Rovers.
  9. Can Rugby League ever succeed in Wales?

    All these boys need is an opportunity to show people what they can do, and if the opportunity's are there then more Welsh boys will take up Rugby League. This in turn will benefit the Wales senior team.
  10. Halifax RLFC are pleased to announce that Sion Jones along with twins Connor and Curtis Davies have signed first team contracts with the club having successfully come through our reserve grade set up. The young trio, who all hail from South Wales, have spent pre-season training with Richard Marshall’s first team squad and the Fax coach is happy to have secured their services for 2018. Speaking earlier today, Marshall said: “We’ve promoted them up off the back of their efforts and their performances in the reserve grade last year. All three are over at Leeds Beckett University, where they also play Student Rugby League and have represented Wales at that level so we acted quickly on these lads. They came through the system at South Wales Scorpions and we were alerted to their potential via our link with the club. They have impressed us during pre-season and we wanted to tie them up to contracts.” And the head coach is looking forward to helping the youngsters evolve their games. “There’s still a little bit of work to do of all three of them,” said Marshall. “Sion is a front rower. He looks the part and we’re looking forward to seeing him develop. Curtis and Connor are two twins – Curtis is a hooker and Connor is a middle or loose forward. We think they’ll offer us some competition for places and hope they’ll forge their way into the first team this year”. “They are still young but they’re starting to look like rugby players now. Their bodies are thickening up in the right areas, skill-wise they’re improving, and they’re learning our systems, our calls, and the way we like to play the game. They’re nice lads, they’re fully engaged, they’re really keen to learn and when you’ve got that attitude, you give yourself a chance. We’ve given them an opportunity and it’s down to them now to take it. They’ve probably not been in a rugby league environment as long as they would have liked and that’s why they’re maybe slightly behind with their development. But that’s why we’re here and that’s what we try and do, we try and develop the players." And Fax Fans could get their first glimpses of the trio in action during the upcoming friendlies. “They’ll be playing in the pre-season games. We’ve got a few players returning from injuries but also, these lads deserve a chance. We need to have a look at them to see if they are the real deal and I’m looking forward to seeing them perform well. Certainly, all three will feature on boxing day and we look forward to seeing how they fare over the next few weeks." And the Fax boss also confirmed the three won't be the last reserves to make the step up. "There'll be more to come in terms of reserves stepping up to the first team. These will be announced in due course. We believe in promoting from within and developing our own players and we will continue to work hard to achieve this."
  11. super league

    have to be careful with Wednesday night games as i am sure there are a good number of reserve players who attend University and University games are on a Wednesday. i would like to see double headers where the 1st team and reserves travel together and play it would reduce the costs of travelling as you would only need 1 coach a week instead of maybe 2 and it may start to draw bigger crowds who think the price of the ticket is value especially if the reserve grade is competitive. What better way to introduce reserve players to the higher grade and they can see where they are aspiring to be.
  12. Nigel Woods vacations timing ?

    hey who knows we may have a Philippines side in Kingston Press league 1 next year.
  13. Nigel Woods vacations timing ?

    i think you will find Wales and Scotland are not part of England but part of the UK. And to say he is in charge of them is a Joke all i have seen in the past couple of years is funding being cut from the Welsh RL.
  14. Time to get rid of this swapping between tier 1 and tier 2 teams. once you play an international at open age rugby for a team then that's who you qualify for. If you have a team that comes from Wales that's what the younger boys will aspire to. If Cardiff boys see boys from their hometown representing their country it gives them the belief that they can get there to. the pinnacle of all boys sporting ambition is to represent your country if they think that every time a big tournament comes round we are going to parachute players in from elsewhere why are they going to bother. For Wales it isn't about winning the World Cup its about inspiring the next players to want to play Rugby League and the more who play the better we will get and then who knows.