Fax return a possibility for Grix

Scott Grix has refused to rule out a return to Halifax RLFC, although he admits he is keen on extending his stay at Huddersfield.

The 31-year-old fullback is in the final year of his contract at the Giants, with negotiations over a new deal not taking place as of yet.

He spent the early years of his career at Halifax, playing for the club in 2004 and scoring in a relegation play-off against York City Knights to help Halifax stay in the Championship.

Since then Grix and his hometown club have gone different ways, with Halifax spending the last decade in the Championship while Grix has been flying high in Super League. However, with Grix approaching the latter end of his career, Halifax are currently enjoying a resurgence and have been tipped to do well in the Championship again this season.

The lure of returning to Fax at some point has been made more tempting since Scott’s younger brother, Simon, rejoined Halifax ahead of this season.

Although Grix believes he has ‘a couple’ of years in front of him in Super League, he admitted that a return to Halifax and a reunion with his brother could be on the cards at some point.

“You never know,” he said.

“Halifax is a club that is close to my heart and close to my house. At one point Simon was about to call it quits and was close to retiring. That’s out of the window now and there might be a chance (to play with Simon) later down the line because he looks like he’s going to be fit and that’s a testament to him.

Scott's brother Simon has returned to Halifax for the 2016 season.
Scott’s brother Simon has returned to Halifax for the 2016 season.

“We took playing together for granted when we were younger. We had a couple of games for Ireland and you just think you’ll do it again next year, but then all of a sudden it’s crept up and we might not do.

“Hopefully he does well and you never know, maybe one day. It would be nice somewhere down the line.”

For the time being, Grix’s preferred choice is a new deal with the Giants.

“I’d love to stay.

“I think it won’t get spoken about for a while. We’ll get into this first month and see how we go. Like I say about the season, the whole contract talks situation will come around quick again. It is what it is and I’ve dealt with it a few times now. But I’m in good shape and so long as I’m doing the goods on the field I don’t see any reason why I can’t stay.”