Scott Grix has left his coaching role at Huddersfield Giants to take up a playing role with Championship outfit Halifax for the 2020 season.
The fullback was expected to continue his role as Huddersfield’s academy head coach, leading them to sixth in 2019, but will return to his hometown club on a one-year deal.
Grix, 35, will link up with Halifax head coach and brother Simon for the second time after spending the latter part 2019 on loan at The Shay.
“I am extremely happy to be staying for the 2020 season,” he said.
“I definitely feel there’s unfinished business here, the way the team and I finished last year doesn’t sit right with me being a Halifax fan and I can’t wait to get into it.
“The decision to leave my coaching role with the Giants wasn’t an easy one but I want to finish playing on my terms and there’s no better place than my home town club.
“I would like to thank the Giants for giving me the opportunity to start my coaching career in which I’ve gained valuable experience for the future. For now though I’m going to enjoy every minute until I’m done.”