Divorty happy with Shay life

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Re-signed Halifax back rower Ross Divorty has said he would be happy to stay with the club for the rest of his career.

Divorty, the son of the former Fax favourite Gary, who starred for the club in the 1990s, penned a new two year contract last week.

“Honestly, I’ll probably be happy to play the rest of my career here,” said the York-based 24 year old, who joined Fax from Featherstone two years ago.

“It’s a good club, a family club and I’ve really enjoyed the last couple of years.

“My dad had some really positive experiences here and there’s a really good atmosphere.

“This was an important contract for me, because I’m doing my teacher training next year so rugby will be my only income.

“But once we’d got the structure of the deal right I was more than happy to stay here.”

The Wales international was also keen to settle his future in order to allow him focus on the World Cup in the autumn, avoiding the end-of-season scramble for Championship contracts.

“Hopefully, I will have a World Cup to look forward to and I wanted to be able to relax and concentrate on that,” said Divorty, who began his career with Super League outfit Hull FC.

“Playing for Wales means a lot to me and I didn’t want anything to distract me from making the most of that chance.

“I certainly didn’t want to be trying to sort my future out around that time.”