Halifax sign Carlile from Newcastle for 2020

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Halifax have confirmed the signing of hooker Keal Carlile from Newcastle Thunder for the 2020 season.

The 29-year-old has experience at many levels including the Super League with Hull KR, and the Championship with Featherstone Rovers and Sheffield Eagles.

Carlile told the club website: “I’m delighted to have signed for Fax, it’s all come about so quickly but as soon as I spoke to Simon, I believed in his plans and how the club is looking to moving forward.

“There seems to be a definite buzz around the place and I can’t wait to get started now and have a big 2020.”

Head Coach Simon Grix added: “Keal is an experienced 9 with the ability to bring players onto the ball and generate speed at the play the ball.

“He is obviously coming here primarily to compete for a spot in the team every week. Second to that and no less important, I have no doubt he can bring on the nous of both Brandon (Moore) and Curt (Davies) as they continue to develop.

“Between them we hope to have healthy competition.”

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