Halifax bring in Huddersfield youngster

Halifax have confirmed the signing of young Huddersfield back Ben Tibbs on a one-year deal for 2021.

The youngster was among the numerous players from Super League sides who has played very little rugby this year as a result of the cancellation of the reserves competition.

A Yorkshire Academy representative, he will now link up with ‘Fax in the aim of securing more first team action.

“I’m delighted to join Halifax this season,” Tibbs told FaxTV. “It’s been a tough year with everything that’s happened and not being able to play much rugby so when the opportunity came I jumped on it.

“I actually trained a little last year with the squad when I was at Huddersfield in pre season and really enjoyed it, it’s a great environment with good facilities which all makes up for a successful squad.

“I can’t wait to get back training now and look forward to working with Simon and the team for hopefully a great season ahead.”

Halifax head coach Simon Grix added: “Ben joins us from Huddersfield Giants as a result of the cancellation of the reserves competition. He has his admirers at Huddersfield but a first team contract was a little out of reach. He is a well rounded player, playing anywhere in the backs.

“Physically he has some work to do to compete with men on a weekly basis, as most young players do, but given time he certainly has the potential to be a good championship player.”

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