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19th September 2019, 13:30 | Halifax

Keegan Hirst joins Halifax on permanent deal

Keegan Hirst joins Halifax on permanent deal

Halifax RLFC have completed the signing of Keegan Hirst on a permanent deal until the end of the 2021 season after the prop-forward’s impressive loan spell with the club.

Hirst joins Halifax from Wakefield Trinity having appeared 66 times in the Betfred Super League. The forward spent the final month of the season on loan at the MBi Shay Stadium appearing on four occasions.

Hirst said: “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 of lads, and I am impressed with the club and I really want to play for Halifax. 

“What they’ve got going on here is infectious and I want to be a part of that going forward.”

Halifax boss Simon Grix said: “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.”

Halifax have also confirmed that Elliot Morris has signed a new deal with the club.