Divorty: Devil in the detail during week off

Rikki Sheriffe makes a break during Friday's win at Sheffield
Rikki Sheriffe makes a break during Friday's win at Sheffield
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Back rower Ross Divorty has said the next 10 days are about fine tuning Halifax’s game rather than trying to make dramatic gains.

Karl Harrison’s Championship title-chasers earned themselves themselves a weekend off and booked home advantage in a Grand Final qualifier against the highest-ranked survivors of this week’s fixtures with a clinical 21-6 win at reigning champions Sheffield.

Divorty has been in a similar situation with Featherstone on the way to the 2011 title and the Wales forward is well aware of the importance of making the most of the break.

“It’s dependant on the team, but it’s about looking after yourselves and smartening up on a few things,” said Divorty.

“It’s not a massively physical thing; you’re not going to get any fitter at this time of year.

“We’re as good as we’re going to be in that sense, so it’s about fine tuning the execution of how we play rather than making massive changes.

“We have always had the goal to go on and win the Grand Final, but there’s a difference between wanting to do it and being confident you can do it.

“The Batley game back in August tipped us forward after a bit of a dip and we’ve got some belief now.

“We’re in a semi final, one game from the final, and anything can happen.”