Keegan Hirst makes permanent transfer to Halifax

Halifax have confirmed the signing of prop Keegan Hirst on a permanent deal until the end of 2021.

The 31-year-old has made more than 300 career appearances for Hunslet, Dewsbury, Batley, Featherstone and Wakefield.

Hirst joined Halifax on loan from Trinity towards at the back end of the season, making four appearances for the Championship club.

Halifax coach Simon Grix said: “It’s great to have Keegan on board, we’ve seen some good things from him whilst he’s been here, he’s a good lad and has fit right in.

“He’s a good leader and I’m looking forward to seeing what else he brings come pre-season. I know that we weren’t his only option going into next year so it’s great that he has seen the potential in us.”

Hirst added: “I’ve really enjoyed my time so far here, I’ve come into a side that hasn’t had the best of seasons, but they are a great set the lads and I am impressed with the club.

“I really want to play for Halifax. What they’ve got going on here is infectious and I want to be a part of that going forward.

“The fans have been great so far, they’re quite vocal and I hope we can get back to winning ways and get plenty more Fax fans coming down to games to cheer the lads on.”

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