Tonks: I’ll be ready for next season

Halifax prop Tony Tonks has predicted he will start next season “a different player” after an injury-hit 2012.

Tonks, a mid-season signing from Huddersfield, missed Fax’s 54-12 play off defeat by Sheffield after breaking his arm in the win against Keighley 10 days earlier.

It was the former Featherstone enforcer’s second fracture of the year after a similar injury hindered his chances with the Giants.

“It’s the same arm as last time, the only positive really is that it’s a single fracture whereas last time I broke my ulna and radius,” said Tonks.

“This time it’s just my radius and it’s a simple eight weeks; six in pot and then rehab from there.

“There is no rush with the season being over now.

“I’ll focus on next year now and I think you’ll see a better player..

“I’ll be ready to rip in because I’ve not had the best of years with injuries and that’s been playing on my mind a little bit.

“I’ll be raring to go by January.

“My mind will be fresh, it’s a new start with a new club and I want put my mark on the Championship again.”