Adam Tangata praises Scott Grix’s impact at Halifax

Josh McAllister
Scott Grix

Halifax forward Adam Tangata has commended the impact of strength and conditioning coach Scott Grix.

The former full-back announced his retirement in September 2021.

He joined the Championship club’s backroom staff for the 2022 campaign as strength and conditioning coach alongside new-assistant Liam Finn.

During his playing career, the 37-year-old enjoyed more than 400 career appearances for Doncaster, Limoux, Leigh, Widnes, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Halifax.

Grix won 22 caps for Ireland and represented his heritage in three World Cups.

He was rewarded with a testimonial by the Rugby Football League, which included Halifax’s recent clash with Wakefield at the Shay.

Adam Tangata returned to Halifax mid-way through the 2021 season, signing a deal until the end of 2022. The Cook Islands international has praised the work of the coaching staff as the club look to have a big season.

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Adam Tangata praises coaching staff

Tangata said: “We’ve got a few new signings this year and competition has been good. We have Scott, our new conditioner, obviously an ex-player from last year. He’s brought a lot of organisation to the club.

“He’s got things going in a professional direction. Obviously, he’s an absolute professional himself. 

“He’s looked after himself and obviously played Super League and stuff and he’s kind of put that into our backroom staff.

“Likewise, signing Liam Finn as assistant coach and Simon Grix, all three together are the ultimate professionals.

“Our pre-season has been probably the more structured one that I’ve ever been in at Halifax in a while. That’s only going to benefit us and the recruits we’ve brought in, hopefully we can go and do one better than we did last year.”

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