Halifax have confirmed the signing of Wakefield Trinity prop Keegan Hirst on a permanent deal.
The 31-year-old spent the end of this season on loan at the club as part of a swap deal with Adam Tangata.
However, he has now put pen to paper on a two-year deal that will keep him at The Shay until the end of 2021.
He brings with him a wealth of experience, having played over 250 games at both Super League level, having played for clubs including Batley, Featherstone and Dewsbury.
Hirst becomes Simon Grix’s third signing ahead of next year, joining Widnes halfback Tom Gilmore and experienced winger Jodie Broughton at the club.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time so far here, I’ve come into a side that hasn’t had the best of seasons, but they are a great set the lads, and I am impressed with the club and I really want to play for Halifax,” he said.
“What they’ve got going on here is infectious and I want to be a part of that going forward.”
The fans have been great so far, they’re quite vocal and I hope we can get back to winning ways and get plenty more Fax fans coming down to games to cheer the lads on.”
‘Fax head coach Simon Grix added: “It’s great to have Keegan on board, we’ve seen some good things from him whilst he’s been here, he’s a good lad and has fit right in.
“He’s a good leader and I’m looking forward to seeing what else he brings come pre-season. I know that we weren’t his only option going into next year so it’s great that he has seen the potential in us.”