Brandon Moore named Halifax captain after signing new deal

Drew Darbyshire

Brandon Moore has been named as the new Halifax captain after signing a new two-year deal with the club.

The 24-year-old has taken the captaincy role from Scott Murrell, who was captain for eight seasons before joining League One side Keighley.

Moore, who spent time on loan with Super League outfit Huddersfield last season, has signed a new two-year contract with the Panthers.

Halifax coach Simon Grix said: “This hasn’t taken too long to decide but being an appointment that we needed to get right, we weren’t in a rush.

“After discussions with people I respect within the club and externally we can confirm Brandon Moore is our new club captain.

“Brandon is well respected within our group because of the consistency of his actions. These actions are inspirational and 100% team first.

“He is a more reserved character than our former captain, that is for sure, bringing different qualities to the role.

“I don’t expect him to try and be anything but himself. He has a group of players around him who will support him in this role, a role that he is extremely proud of.”

Moore said: “Firstly, I would like to thank Grixy in placing his trust in me to captain the side, it came unexpectedly but is a huge honour and one I couldn’t turn down.

“I obviously have big boots to fill, Muzza was a great leader who has been at the for front of all Fax’s success in recent years and has been a big influence on me since joining the club in 2016.

“I really enjoy playing here and going into my sixth season at the club I feel my best rugby is still ahead of me and with the squad we have building I am really excited and can’t wait to get out there and start playing some rugby.”

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