Simon Grix and Steve Tyrer sign contract extensions with Halifax

Simon Grix and Steve Tyrer have penned new deals with Halifax.

Grix, 33, has signed one-year deal with Fax and currently works alongside Scott Murrell as Richard Marshall’s assistant coach.

The Ireland international said: “I’m really happy to have signed a new deal.

“I’ve really enjoyed this past season, it’s been good. To be honest, I have thought about retiring a couple of times over the past couple of years, but we’ve got a really good group here who are really tight.

“I’ve really enjoyed this year and when it came to talking about staying for 2019, it didn’t take too much time to get that sorted.”

Tyrer, 29, has been at Fax since joining the club from Widnes Vikings in 2012. He became the club’s second highest all-time top points scorer back in July.

On his contract extension, Tyrer said: “I’m delighted to have signed this new deal.

““Whenever I’ve signed new deals here, I’ve always said that I’ve never wanted to go anywhere else and that’s always remained the same.

“Richard (Marshall) wanted me to stay and that was a big thing for me.

“To get a new two-year deal, with the option for a third to take me to ten years at the club, was just too important and precious for me to turn down.”