Halifax announce double retention

Halifax have announced Scott Grix and Oliver Waite have signed new deals for the 2021 season.

Grix signed for the club in the middle of the 2019 season, coming out of retirement to do so. He did have a coaching position at Huddersfield Giants.

It also gave him the opportunity to link up with brother Simon, who is the Head Coach.

Since making the move, he has made 16 appearances, scoring five tries.

He told the club website: “I’m delighted to have signed to stay for next year.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with my brother and do my best to help mould the future of the club. It could potentially be my last year and to do that at my hometown club in my testimonial year is pretty exciting.

“Having lost a few senior players, I’m looking forward to being a part of the next generation and seeing what we can do.”

Waite signed for the club’s reserves ahead of the 2020 season from Wigan Warriors, and is keen to make his mark on the first team at his hometown club.

He added: “I think it’s been a really tough year for everyone this year. It feels like we haven’t played for ages.

“Fortunately for me when I left Wigan, I came back home signed for Fax and also started an Electrical Engineering apprenticeship. It’s probably the best move I could’ve made, certainly with how things have turned out this year.

“I’m really excited to even start thinking abut playing rugby again. I can’t wait to get back training with the boys, smashing out another pre season and pushing for that starting spot in 2021. It’s always a proud moment representing your hometown club and pulling on the famous blue and white jersey.”

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