Casey content to settle in the second row

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Halifax’s Callum Casey is aiming to hang on to his place in the Championship leaders’ back row for Sunday’s trip to Whitehaven (3.0).

Casey spent 2012, his first season with the club after leaving Leeds Rhinos, as a utility player, playing loose forward, hooker, back row and centre for Karl Harrison’s side.

But after starting consecutive wins in the second row, the Oldham-based youngster, the son of the former Test prop Leo, hopes he has finally found his home.

“It seems to be my position now,” he said.

“I have had a few games there now and played for Ireland there in the autumn, so hopefully I can stay there now.

“Being a utility works for you and against you; one week it will get you in the team, the next week it means you are not in the team.

“It’s nice to settle down and get a few games in the same spot.

“Karl seems pleased with the performances I’ve been putting in so I just need to keep it going now.”