Chief Executive Barrie Richardson said: “They were both assistant coaches to Deaks and I’ve been really impressed with the way everyone has pulled together. They have really put their hands up and want to get things right for the weekend.
Halifax coach Richard Marshall said: “It’s never easy going up to Whitehaven. Being our first competitive hit out, it’s going to be a tough ask up there. But it’s something we’ve prepared for and we’re looking forward to it.”