Divorty, Bracek sign new two year Fax deals

Wales international forwards Ross Divorty and Andy Bracek have both penned contracts extensions with Halifax that will keep them at the Shay until the end of 2015.

The duo, who are likely to be significant members of Iestyn Harris’s World Cup squad, have signed new two year deals - which do not include Super League escape clauses - to stay with Karl Harrison’s side.

Divorty joined Fax from Featherstone two years ago, quitting the then-champions because of a desire to play back row rather than prop.

The 24 year old got off to a slow start after fracuring his vertebrae, but has come into his own this season with a string of high-class performances.

“Ross has been outstanding this year, outstanding,” enthused Harrison.

“He is hard to handle with the ball in hand and his defensive game is coming on all the time.

“He’s a big, strong kid with good skills and he’s nowhere near his peak yet.

“There should be a lot more to come from him over the next few years.”

Bracek arrived at the Shay last autumn after a rollercoaster career which began at St Helens and included Super League stints at Warrington and the Crusaders, as well as Barrow’s 2009 Championship Grand Final win over Fax.

“Andy’s made a strong start here and we’re really pleased he’s staying,” said Harrison.

“He had a bit of a dip in form, which was the result of a couple of injuries that he played on with for the good of the team.

“He’s a tough character and he’s always there to take those carries that other people don’t want.”