Halifax make another eye-catching capture

Kyle Wood in action for Wakefield
Kyle Wood in action for Wakefield

Halifax have announced the signing of Super League hooker Kyle Wood for the 2022 Championship season.

Following his departure from Wakefield and making more than 250 Super League appearances for Trinity and Huddersfield, Wood will feature in the Championship in 2022.

The Castleford-born number nine made his professional debut with Doncaster in 2008 and has also had spells with Sheffield, Castleford and Batley.

Wood arrives at The Shay having scored 26 tries in 165 games for Wakefield across two spells at Belle Vue and joins Trinity former teammate Joe Arundel in the Panthers ranks.

Kyle Wood on part-time move

“I’m delighted to join Halifax and excited about the challenge of going part-time whist kickstarting my career outside of rugby,” said Wood.

“Grixy (Simon Grix) and his staff have a clear vision for the club and I can’t wait to be a part of it and help bring through the next generation of young players into the first team.”

Simon Grix on latest recruit

Head coach Simon Grix added: “Kyle has had a great career at Super League level and is certainly capable of remaining at that level.

“Fortunately for us Kyle sees part-time rugby more of an appeal for his future.

“He is a smart player able to manipulate the ruck and bring players onto the ball creating all important ruck speed.  His knowledge of the game and experience are real assets for us as we bring in another player with leadership qualities.”

Halifax 2022 squad

Louis Jouffret of Whitehaven in action during the Betfred Championship match between Newcastle Thunder and Whitehaven RLFC at Kingston Park, Newcastle

Halifax are putting together a strong squad for the promotion push to the Super League in 2022. French half-back Louis Jouffret is among the new faces arriving at the Shay for the 2022 Championship campaign.

Grix has also added Cory Aston to his squad from London Broncos on a two-year deal.

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

Connor Robinson has departed the club to join Doncaster in League 1.

2 Comments

  1. Halifax will be head shoulders above leigh next session leigh just keep bringing Aussies over and still don’t have a coach wot a joke they are

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