Fax set for triple swoop

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Halifax are close to confirming the signings of Rob Worrincy, Matthew Haggerty and Shane Grady for next season.

Fax coach Richard Marshall would not be drawn on speculation linking the trio with a move to the Shay, but it is thought their signings are imminent.

Winger Worrincy is set to return to Fax for a second spell, while centre Grady has impressed with his consistency at Dewsbury and prop Haggerty has spent time with Super League clubs St Helens and Salford as well as the Rams.

They will be part of a slight change in personnel in the Fax squad, with Marshall confirming that forward Adam Robinson will be one of those leaving.

Marshall said: “Adam has been really good for us, he’s a real professional.

“We’re looking at some younger players in that position, but he’s always been a player that has given 100 per cent for Halifax and I’m sure he’d be a welcome addition for another club.”
Former London Broncos player James Woodburn-Hall was set to make his debut at Swinton on Sunday, taking the number of players that have progressed from reserve grade this season to five.

Marshall has also handed opportunities to Luke Nelmes, Nick Rawsthorne, Chester Butler and Brandon Moore, and he has confirmed the club will look to sign more youngsters for 2017.

Marshall said: “Those five players are a real good message to send out to everybody.

“We’re talking to a number of players at the top end of the Super League under-19s that might be looking for a similar chance.”