West: Halifax buzzing after ton-up haul

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Halifax captain Dwaine West says the Ovenden Park side are “buzzing” ahead of tomorrow’s long-haul to Hessle in Yorkshire Four having posted a century of points past Hornsea last weekend.

Elland rugby league playmaker Jack Fairbank, the son of former Great Britain forward Karl, led the scoring with a five-try haul as the Ovenden Park side racked up a staggering 116-3 win.

“We did play well, but it was hardly a contest,” said West, with considerable understatement.

“They brought a full side, but they were a very young side.

“Having said that, you can only play what is in front of you and to score that many points at any time takes some doing because the clock is always ticking.

“Everyone has been buzzing this week, so hopefully we can keep it going this weekend.”

Hessle will be a different kettle of fish, having dropped down from Yorkshire Three last season.

“They’ll be a much stronger side, so we’ll see how we go,” said West.

“I’d think it will be different to last week, but you never know.

“Hopefully we’ll be sat here talking about another big win next week.”

Gloucester’s twice-capped England international Olly Morgan has confirmed his retirement with immediate effect.