Marshall: Grix in the top three I’ve worked with

Halifax RLFC head coach Richard Marshall believes his latest signing, Simon Grix, is one of the best players he has ever worked with.

Marshall worked with Grix during his spell as assistant coach at Warrington, where the two enjoyed huge amounts of success together, notably in the shape of three Challenge Cup victories.

The two will join forces once again after Grix penned a one-year deal at his hometown club, and Marshall told League Express he is delighted to have captured his man.

“We’re ecstatic really,” said Marshall.

Simon Grix

“When we found out a player of Simon’s ability was available, we didn’t hold back. He had other offers to consider and he pushed them to one side to join his hometown club which is fantastic news for us.

“I’ve worked with Simon at Warrington, and he’s in the top three for players I’ve worked with. A fit Simon Grix is a fantastic player and we just hope he can recapture his form. He’s still on the road to recovery but he should be fit for the start of the season. There is question marks over his fitness, but we’ve got assurances that he’ll be fine long term and he’ll contribute in many, many ways on and off the field.

“I remember him playing  in Grand Finals for Warrington and being a star. He wasn’t short of offers in playing and non-playing contracts in Super League, but he wanted to come and work with us because he can see what we’re building at Halifax and he wants to be part of getting this club back into Super League and he’ll only improve us.”