Halifax Panthers will fancy their chances of promotion in 2023.
In 2022 they made plenty of signings going into the season and for a while they seemed to struggle for consistency as well as struggling to nail the combinations but under former Warrington Wolves man Simon Grix these gradually developed culminating in a third place finish.
Yes, they were stunned by York in the play-offs but that squad is in a good place going into next season knowing that they can beat Featherstone Rovers having pushed them incredibly close in the final league game of the regular season and they’ll back themselves against Toulouse Olympique too after they deal with the problems which arise following relegation.
Rivals Bradford Bulls appear to be turning into a major threat after signing Leeds Rhinos duo Jack Walker and Bodene Thompson but Halifax have responded in kind.
They signed Will Maher, formerly of the Castleford Tigers, from Hull KR and have now signed exciting Warrington Wolves youngster Tom Inman.
The hooker has previously been named in Warrington’s 21-man squads for Super League fixtures but mid-season joined York on a short term loan however this switch was soon made permanent until the end of the season.
However, he has now switched to his home town club Halifax for the 2023 season and will join the likes of Joe Keyes in a talented squad that will have designs on Super League in 2023.
This is history, this is heritage, THIS IS HALIFAX 🔵⚪️🐾
A hometown hero in the blue and white for 2023 and beyond…
— Halifax Panthers 🐾 (@HalifaxPanthers) October 30, 2022