Adamson: Chances will keep coming

Ben Johnston
Ben Johnston

Halifax back rower Luke Adamson expects his fledgling combination with rookie half back Ben Johnston to continue to provide try-scoring chances - which he intends to take.

Adamson, who spent seven seasons in Super League with Salford, made a series of clean breaks down Fax’s left in Sunday’s 28-18 win over Swinton but was wrapped up by the defence on every occasion.

“I think I ended up making about four breaks and then either decided not to pass or passed after they’d already wrapped up the support,” admitted Adamson.

“It’s poor execution on my part, which I’d probably blame on not having played for a few weeks, but the good news for me is that I was making those breaks, which wasn’t necessarily the case last season.

“Johnston’s a class little player, although he is still very raw with it, and he’s listening and learning all the time.

“He’s got great pace and when he’s attacking the line he is going to cause defenders problems.

“When you’re a back rower and you’re tired, the last thing you would want is him running at you.

“He’s come over to my side of the field and I think we’ve helped each other’s games; hopefully we can go on and form a really good partnership.

“I loved playing at loose forward last year, but if I’m getting good service and getting through the line like I was on Sunday then I’ll be more than happy to be on the edges this season.”