Halifax capture Super League prop

Halifax have completed the signing of prop Ben Kavanagh on a one-year deal.

The 30-year-old will become the latest hometown player to feature for Fax next season after joining the Championship club following his release from Hull KR.

A Scotland international, Kavanagh has made over 250 professional appearances during spells with Widnes, Wakefield, Bradford and the Robins.

He joined Hull KR in 2017 and was a regular for Tim Sheens’ side, making 28 appearances this season as they consolidated their place in the Championship.

“I’m a Halifax lad,” Kavanagh said.

“Even whilst playing for Hull KR I used to come down and watch Halifax play so it’s something I’m really looking forward to.

“I think they’ve got a good squad with some talented young lads and so I’m looking forward to adding to that.”

Head coach Richard Marshall added: He’s going to bring a wealth of Super League experience. He is an excellent professional who has played in the top flight for a number of years. We feel his stature within the team will bring on our young forwards like Sion Jones, Harry Kidd and Elliot Morris.

“He is another player who wants to come to Halifax and I’m sure our supporters will see another local player playing with passion.

“With Ben’s role in working within our community alongside our other two Halifax lads in Jacob and Dan Fleming. We have three great role models for our junior supporters to engage and develop with.”