Salford and Halifax confirm dual-registration partnership

Salford Red Devils have confirmed they will enter a dual-registration partnership with Championship side Halifax next season.

As first reported in League Express on Monday, the two clubs have come to an agreement on a deal that will see Salford players play for Fax’s first team and in reserve grade.

“I think it’s an arrangement that can benefit both teams,” said Halifax head coach Richard Marshall.

“We’re running with a squad of 24 players next season, and four of them are under 20 and relatively inexperienced at Championship level.

“If you factor in two or three injuries at any one time, you can see how important it is that we give ourselves some options.

“The situation for our players is the same as always; if we have a player who is killing it in the reserves, I will always look at them first.

“But dual registration can work for Championship teams; look at Featherstone last year, with three or four Leeds players coming into their team at crucial times.

“Salford are probably in a position where they’re going to be sitting down players each week and they also have some younger players who are contracted to them with nowhere to play at the moment.

“They’ve some big, tough middle unit players and some talented outside backs.”