Fax move for Giant Molloy

HALIFAX have agreed a deal to sign the Huddersfield Giants back rower Jon Molloy on a dual-registration contract.

And coach Matt Calland confirmed it could be the first of a number of changes aimed at giving his squad a more fresh-faced look after one win in their opening seven Championship matches.

“We do need to revitalise the team,” said Calland, who first admitted he was on the look out for fresh talent after his side’s heavy defeat at Widnes before Easter.

“We have six or seven players aged 30 or over in the squad at the moment and the results say it’s not been working for us.

“Did we get the balance wrong in the off season? All I’ll say on that is that hindsight is a wonderful thing.

“I think it’s obvious what we need to do now.”

Molloy, a Wigan-born 19 year old who quit the Warriors last winter after playing in their title-winning under 20s side, is due to link up with his new teammates for the first time tomorrow night.

He has made two Super League appearances for Nathan Brown’s side in 2011 and also started Sunday’s Challenge Cup win at Batley.

He is the second Huddersfield player to join Fax on a dual-reg deal, joining another back rower, Jacob Fairbank - who was an unused substitute against the Bulldogs after being denied a certain start in Fax’s game against Bradford - at the Shay.

“Jon’s been on the radar for a while,” said Calland.

“He was going to come before Easter but he got a first team call up, but he’s here now and we’re looking forward to working with him.

“He’s tough, aggressive, with good footwork and I am sure he will go well for us.”