Castleford Tigers prop Will Maher has joined Halifax on a season-long loan for 2018.
The 22-year-old will spend the 2018 season with Castleford’s dual-registration partners with the Tigers holding back a call-back clause.
Maher also played 16 games for Championship side Batley Bulldogs in 2017 while on loan while the prop made 15 appearances for the Tigers in 2016.
He was the first ever player to graduate from the RFL’s Regional Academy system when he signed for the Tigers back in 2013.
And Maher wants to get a lot of games under his belt next season for Fax.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to getting some consistent game time with Halifax and improving my game after a tough 2016 injury-wise.
“The move will help me grow as a player and develop my career. I’m also looking forward to linking up again with Richard Marshall, after working with him in the England set-up.”
And Halifax head coach Richard Marshall thinks Maher can add a lot to his side in 2018.
He said: “I worked with Will when England played against the Australian Schoolboys and he’s been in the system at Castleford since then.
“He’s a big man, a middle player, and he will give us a bit of size and presence.”