How Halifax Panthers are shaping up for 2022

Joe Keyes in action for Hull KR
Joe Keyes in action for Hull KR

Halifax have so far announced 19 players as part of their squad for the 2022 Championship campaign.

Sheffield forward Brad Knowles has become Halifax’s third new recruit ahead of next season following the recent announcements of Joe Keyes (Hull KR) and Lachlan Walmsley (Whitehaven).

The Panthers have a plethora of international talent amongst their squad – Ben Kavanagh (Scotland), Keyes (Ireland), Kevin Larroyer (France), Zack McComb (Ireland), James Saltonstall (Italy), Adam Tangata (Cook Islands) and James Woodburn-Hall (Jamaica).

Their new signing Walmsley is set to make his international debut for Scotland in this weekend’s test match against Jamaica at Featherstone.

Halifax say they fought off a number of Super League and Championship clubs to secure the services of winger Walmsley, who scored 15 tries and kicked 71 goals for Whitehaven last season.

Walmsley said: “I’m excited to join the panthers for 2022. It’s a squad full of exciting players which can produce some quality rugby for the fans to enjoy.”

Halifax coach Simon Grix said: “Lachlan has had a great year, backing himself to get over here with the ambition to play Super League.

“He has been a standout performer this year, scoring tries out of nothing, showing x-factor with some freakish finishes.

“It’s a real coup to have got him over the line as some big clubs were circling. I look forward to aiding in his development and watching the competition for places bring out the best in him.”

Australia-born Walmsley won the Championship Entertainer of the Year award following his eye-catching displays for the Cumbrians.

How Halifax Panthers’ squad is shaping up for 2022:

Ed Barber

Will Calcott

Jacob Fairbank

Matt Garside

Ben Kavanagh

Joe Keyes

Brad Knowles

Kevin Larroyer

Zack McComb

Brandon Moore

Elliot Morris

Dan Murray

Connor Robinson

James Saltonstall

Adam Tangata

Ben Tibbs

Lachlan Walmsley

James Woodburn-Hall

Greg Worthington

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