Fax sign KR prop Kavanagh on one year contract

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Halifax have signed the Hull KR prop Ben Kavanagh on a one year deal for 2019.

Kavanagh, a Siddal junior who began his professional career with Wigan before making his senior breakthrough with Widnes, is the club’s second new recruit for next season, joining the Featherstone winger Shaun Robinson.

Earlier this week, Fax confirmed that backline pair Steve Tyrer and Will Sharp had signed new deals, along with player-coach Simon Grix.

The vast majority of the club’s 2018 squad are expected to stay on, with centre Ben Heaton and strike forward Adam Tangata the only confirmed departures.

“I’m a Halifax lad,” said Kavanagh, who effectively replaces Widnes-bound Tangata.

“Even while playing for Hull KR I used to come down and watch Halifax play so it’s something I’m really looking forward to.

“I think they’ve got a good squad with some talented young lads and so I’m looking forward to adding to that.”

Halifax coach Richard Marshall, who is still looking for the playmaking pivot that will add to his side’s attacking options, said: “Ben’s going to bring a wealth of super league experience.

“He is an excellent professional who has played in the top flight for a number of years.

“He is another player who wants to come to Halifax and I’m sure our supporters will see another local player playing with passion.”