Halifax sign Hirst permanently

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Halifax have confirmed the permanent signing of forward Keegan Hirst from Wakefield Trinity for 2020.

Hirst had spent the final part of 2019 on loan at Halifax, but will now make the switch back to Championship Rugby.

He joined Wakefield in 2017 after nine years in the lower divisions with Hunslet, Dewsbury Rams, Batley Bulldogs and Featherstone Rovers.

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.”

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