Tom Gilmore joins Halifax for 2020

Drew Darbyshire

Halifax have signed half-back Tom Gilmore from Widnes for the 2020 campaign.

The 25-year-old made 58 appearances for the Vikings since making his professional debut in 2012, scoring 15 tries.

Halifax coach Simon Grix said: “I’m really pleased to have got a player of Tom’s calibre on board.

“Half-back is a key position where you need an out and out player playing there. He understands the role and has his best years ahead of him which is exciting.

“Tom brings some Super League experience, and he was a member of the England Knights squad only last year. He has a cool head and a quality kicking game. I expect him to bring the game management skills required for that position, which are skills we have lacked over the last few years.

“I will do everything I can to get Tom playing to his potential in a consistent basis.”

Gilmore added: “I’m excited for the new fresh start, and to get out my comfort zone and go over to Yorkshire to play my rugby.

“I’m looking forward to working with Simon and push for a top three or four finish next year.”

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