Halifax RLFC have agreed a new deal with young prop Jode Sheriffe.
Sheriffe joins at a time where competition is high for coach Martin Hall's first team plans for the opening games of the Northern Rail Cup.
Sheriffe had been linked with Harlequins over the summer, after spending a couple of months on loan down at the Twickenham Stoop.
Sheriffe, however, is now back with Halifax, after Brian McDermott- Harlequins coach – refused the opportunity to sign him.
A delighted Martin Hall said: "Jode showed in that game that he is capable of doing a very good job for a team – there is no doubt that he has potential to do well, but he needs to work hard to make sure he is in a position to make the most of that potential."
He continued: "He is a local lad though and I am very pleased he has chosen to stay with us."