Rochdale bring in former Huddersfield playmaker

Rochdale have signed half-back Izaac Farrell on a permanent deal until the end of the season following his release from Huddersfield.

The 21-year-old – who is the son of former Leeds prop Anthony Farrell – made his Huddersfield debut in their Challenge Cup defeat to Swinton in 2017 and went on to make three appearances for the Giants.

Farrell has also spent time on loan and dual-registration with Batley, Workington and Swinton.

Hornets coach Matt Calland said: “We’ve been looking to strengthen at half-back since I came to the club – the squad had four hookers but not one recognised scrum-half.

“We’ve had to play Dan Abram there when he would prefer to play full-back, and Ben Moore and Scott Moore there who are both hookers.

“It was really important that we brought some natural half-backs to the club and we’ve done that with Oscar Thomas and Izaac.

“Hopefully Izaac can lead us around the field and be that on-field general that we’ve been missing. He’s got some really good raps from Huddersfield and I’m excited to start working with him.”

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