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Fax’s Marshall: Prepare as if we have to win

Richard Marshall will tell his Halifax players to prepare for Sunday’s final Championship fixture against Hull KR at the Shay (3.0) as it is a season-defining fixture.

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Siddal’s National Cup hat-trick

Siddal’s National Cup hat-trick

Siddal under 16s completed a magnificent hat-trick of Xamax BARLA National Cup triumphs when they beat Blackbrook Royals 38-18 at Featherstone Rovers’ ground.

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Can Duffy inspire Featherstone in Toulouse?

Can Duffy inspire Featherstone in Toulouse?

Featherstone Rovers, whose final league game in Toulouse will have a potentially decisive impact on Halifax’s top four chances, have unveiled the Swinton coach John Duffy as their new boss.

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Marshall upbeat as league season goes down to the wire

Marshall upbeat as league season goes down to the wire

Halifax coach Richard Marshall conceded he was likely to accrue “a few more grey hairs” over the next week after his side’s push for a place in the Super 8s Qualifiers took another series of unexpected twists.

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Fax’s top four scrap will go down to final weekend after day of drama

Halifax’s rollercoaster push for a top four Championship finish will go down to the final weekend after a dramatic afternoon of rugby league.

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Fax boss urges final push, but Tangata ruled out for the season

Fax boss urges final push, but Tangata ruled out for the season

Richard Marshall will ask his injury-hit Halifax side for another surge of “energy and enthusiasm” as they attempt to clinch an against-the-odds top four finish at Featherstone this weekend (3.0).

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Fax boss Marshall: Top four surge is a ‘job half done’

Fax boss Marshall: Top four surge is a ‘job half done’

Halifax coach Richard Marshall warned his players their push for a top four Championship finish remains a “job half done” in the wake of Saturday night’s crucial win in Toulouse.

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Siddal v Castleford Lock Lane. Gareth Blackburn.

Siddal backs cash in

Siddal opened up a five point lead at the top of the National Conference League with a 38-16 defeat of visitors Egremont Rangers yesterday.

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Fax back in the top four after winning crucial showdown in Toulouse

Fax back in the top four after winning crucial showdown in Toulouse

Halifax moved back into the Championship top four with two games remaining after edging home 16-8 in a crucial contest in Toulouse.

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Sio set for Fax debut in Toulouse, Tangata also ready to make comeback

Sio set for Fax debut in Toulouse, Tangata also ready to make comeback

Halifax have signed Wakefield Trinity’s Samoan international Michael Sio on a month’s loan, with an option to extend the deal until the end of the season.

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SLIDESHOW: Fax’s Wembley heroes reunited at the Shay

Halifax RLFC’s Wembley winners from 1987 were reunited at the Shay yesterday for a 30th anniversary dinner.

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Marshall: Fax inspired by presence of Cup legends

Marshall: Fax inspired by presence of Cup legends

Halifax coach Richard Marshall said his side were inspired by the presence of the club’s Challenge Cup winning team of 1987 after they beat derby rivals Bradford Bulls on their return to the Shay on Sunday.

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Fax level with Toulouse after beating Bulls in derby contest

Fax level with Toulouse after beating Bulls in derby contest

Halifax will head to Toulouse for next Saturday’s pivotal Championship showdown level on points with the fourth-placed French side after beating Bradford 20-18 in Sunday’s derby at the Shay.

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Siddal v Pilkington Recs
Shaun Garrod scores one of his two tries

Garrod sparks Siddal revival

Siddal prevented a mini crisis becoming something worse when they fought back from 14-0 down to beat visitors Pilkington Recs 38-24 at Chevinedge yesterday.

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Fax’s Douglas ready for derby - and domestic - rivalry

Fax’s Douglas ready for derby - and domestic - rivalry

Sunday’s crucial Shay derby between Halifax and Bradford Bulls (3.0) will divide loyalties in the family of young Fax prop Brandon Douglas.

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How the new stand should look

Stand and deliver: Headingley facelift given £10m boost

HEADINGLEY stadium is to be renamed Emerald Headingley Stadium after Yorkshire and Leeds Rhinos secured a naming rights deal believed to be worth around £10m.

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Johnny Freeman  with his daughter Karen at the Halifax v Celtic Crusaders match in 2008.

Obituary: Fax legend Johnny Freeman

Halifax’s legendary winger Johnny Freeman, a member of the club’s Hall of Fame, has died in his native Wales.

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Fax miss chance at Swinton, but Marshall revved up for derby date

Fax miss chance at Swinton, but Marshall revved up for derby date

Halifax coach Richard Marshall pledged his side would “come out fighting” when they return to the Shay after six weeks on the road for next Sunday’s derby against Bradford Bulls (3.0).

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Late drop goal inflicts costly defeat on Fax

Late drop goal inflicts costly defeat on Fax

Halifax suffered another setback in their chase for a top four finish in the Championship as they slipped up at Swinton, losing 13-12 at Heywood Road.

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Rugby League - Siddal v Wigan St Patricks. Chris Brooke for Siddal.

Brooke dismissal costly

Eight days after dropping their first point of the National Conference League season at Rochdale Mayfield, champions Siddal were beaten for the first time yesterday.

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