Fairbank joins Halifax from Huddersfield

Huddersfield backrower Jacob Fairbank has joined Halifax on a month’s loan.

The 24-year-old is yet to appear for the Giants this season, and the coaching staff at the club have decided that the player needs game time.

“Jacob needs some time on the field and Halifax have always been keen on him since he spent a successful period with them a few years back,” Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis.

“He has missed a lot of rugby over the past two years and needs to transfer his excellent pre-season campaign onto the field, and Halifax have presented him with the perfect opportunity to do just that.

“We have no game this week and Michael Lawrence, Scott Grix and Kyle Wood have proven their ‘match’ fitness with 80 minute spells at Oldham bringing them back into first team consideration, and with the squad relatively healthy, Jacob’s aim has to the same during his time at Halifax.

“He is very keen to play for them and I am sure will be a great success.”

Halifax director of rugby Ian Croad is pleased that a player of Fairbank’s quality has joined his club.

“Jacob is a talented player and we are delighted to welcome him back for his second spell with the club,” he said.

“He has trained well in pre-season and will add that little extra punch in our middle unit.

“This arrangement benefits all parties and I am looking forward to seeing him in action in what is going to be an important season for Halifax RLFC.”

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