Halifax sign Greg Worthington from Toronto

Drew Darbyshire

Halifax have signed Greg Worthington from Toronto on a two-year deal ahead of the 2021 campaign.

The 30-year-old has scored 70 tries in 141 career appearances for Featherstone, Leigh and Toronto.

Worthington said: “I’m really looking forward to pulling the Halifax shirt on and excited at the prospect of the 2021 season.

“After speaking with Simon (Grix, Halifax coach) about the direction that he wants to take the team, it seemed a really great fit for me to take on.

“In this next chapter of my career, running out at The Shay in front of the Halifax faithful can’t come quick enough and I look forward to meeting all involved with the club and enjoying a successful season.”

Halifax coach Simon Grix said: “Greg has been a standout centre for the last decade in the Championship.

“He is renowned for his solid defence but also has a strong offensive game. He’ll roll the sleeves up for the tough stuff and has demonstrated his ability to get himself or his winger over the line consistently.

“He’s a great fit for us in terms of experience alongside his playing abilities. I am looking forward to seeing him in blue and white.”

Halifax have also confirmed that Matt Garside and Will Calcott have signed new deals with the club ahead of next season.

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