Former Warrington forward Cole Oakley finds new club

Cole Oakley

Halifax have confirmed the signing of former Warrington forward Cole Oakley for the 2022 Championship season.

The 21-year-old arrives at The Shay following spells with Newcastle Thunder and a loan deal with Rochdale in League 1.

Oakley, a former Rylands Sharks and Woolston Rovers junior, can feature at both centre and back-row.

Cole Oakley on new move

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to join the Panthers this year,” he said.

“You can see the ambition of the club with the signings that have already been made in the off season, it’s going to be an exciting season in 2022.”

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Head coach Simon Grix on latest signing

Head coach Simon Grix added: “Cole Oakley is coming to the club having come through the system at Warrington progressing to the first team squad.

“That team is a hard one to crack so Cole tried his hand against men for Newcastle this last year and gained some valuable experience in doing so.

“He is a good size, coming to us looking to continue his development and learn his trade. We are really pleased to be able to give him the opportunity.”

Halifax recruitment

Halifax have been busy in the off-season building their squad. The club recently added French half-back Louis Jouffret for the 2022 Championship campaign.

Joe Arundel, Cory Aston, Matty Gee, Titus Gwaze, Lachlan Walmsley and Brad Knowles are also among the new faces heading to The Shay in 2022.

Elsewhere

London Broncos have announced the signing of Australian prop Rob Tuliatu on a one-year deal, pending visa approval.

Swinton have confirmed the re-signing of Nick Gregson for their 2022 League 1 season.

Frankie Halton has only been in the professional game for three years, but he has already caught the attention of Super League bosses, earning a contract with Hull Kingston Rovers for 2022.

 

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