Breaking news: Fax sign Ashall, keep Fieldhouse

HALIFAX have announced they have completed a deal to bring Rochdale’s highly-rated utility forward Craig Ashall to the Shay for 2012.

Ashall, a member of this season’s Championship One All Stars selection, can play either back row or hooker.

Fax coach Karl Harrison sees the Wigan-based youngster as understudy to first choice number nine Sean Penkywicz.

Harrison has also tied up former BARLA captain Ryan Fieldhouse, the son of his former Thrum Hall teammate John, for next season.

The 22 year old utility back turned professional with Fax on a short-term deal after BARLA’s summer tour to Australia.

Full reaction in tomorrow’s Courier Sport