More than a place in the next round up for grabs, says Tyrer

Rob Worrincy and Luke Ambler celebrate last weekend

Rob Worrincy and Luke Ambler celebrate last weekend

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Halifax’s players will be gunning for two prizes when they host Barrow in the Challenge Cup on Sunday (3.0), according to centre Steve Tyrer.

Not only is there a place in the last 16 up for grabs, but also places in the Championship leaders’ side to play arch rivals Featherstone at Post Office Road the following week.

Boss Karl Harrison could tinker with his side for the clash with the Cumbrians, with Tyrer and key playmaker Paul Handforth both withdrawn midway through the second half of Sunday’s astonishing 60-10 caning of Leigh.

“There are a couple of lads who might get a rest because they have already done enough to play against Fev,” said Tyrer, who made it clear he is not keen on taking the weekend off.

“But whoever plays is going to be trying to get in the side for the Featherstone game and that’s going to give the game an edge.

“There are a few more players, like myself, who need to play and keep the momentum going to make sure they get in the side.

“I hope he (Harrison) is not going to rest me; I hurt my back in the second half on Sunday and I hope he just took me off because we were in such a good position he could afford to do that.”

Tyrer scored one of Fax’s 11 tries as they ripped Leigh to shreds and he rated the performance as at least the equal of last season’s romp against Rovers at Post Office Road.

“For me, it was easily our best performance this season and was right up there with when we went to Featherstone last year and put 60 points on them,” he said.

“Every single player put a shift in.

“I’ve played Leigh 10 times and I’d lost every one until Sunday, hopefully I can get a few more wins now.

“I don’t think Leigh played badly; we just didn’t give them a chance to play.”