Halifax land Fairbank on permanent deal

Halifax have completed the permanent signing of Jacob Fairbanks from Huddersfield.

Fairbank, 25, has signed an initial one-year deal with an option for a second at his hometown club.

The back-rower played for Halifax in two loan spells this season, the first being cut short by injury.

He has previously had loan spells at Bradford, Batley, London and Wakefield.

Coach Richard Marshall said: “Jacob has really settled well into our club and systems. He has been great around the squad since his arrival from the Giants on loan.

“His performances and confidence has risen over the last 5 games and we are now seeing Jacob enjoying his rugby again after a stop start career. 

“We wish to help him develop further next year. He had full time offers to consider but decided to stay with us. This shows real intent from Jacob but more so Halifax RLFC in capturing a quality local player.”

 

Fairbank is Halifax’s second permanent signing for 2016, following the capture of winger Will Sharp from Featherstone.

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