Halifax re-sign forward from Toronto

Halifax have confirmed the re-signing of utility forward Paul Brearley ahead of 2021.

The 28-year-old joined ‘Fax from Batley ahead of this season, making five appearances, and was due to link up with Toronto Wolfpack in Super League for 2021.

However, following the Wolfpack’s expulsion from the competition, Brearley has now returned to The Shay, becoming Simon Grix’s eighth new signing for next year.

“It’s good to be back and I’m grateful for the opportunity,” Brearley told FaxTV. “I was settling in nicely before the lockdown and hoping to kick on from where I left off.”

‘Fax head coach Grix added: “Paul went under the radar this time last year as a bit of an unknown to our fans, but impressed in the little time we had. Obviously he had opted to have a crack at Super League with Toronto, but it hasn’t worked out so we welcome him back to pick up where he left off.

“He was gaining in confidence and a pleasure to coach in a sense that he was going out and applying what we had worked on. Rugby aside he’s a good bloke, I’m sure the lads will be happy to see him back alongside them.”

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