Halifax RL: Heaton, Maneely, Robinson pen new deals

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Halifax have re-signed centre Ben Heaton, hooker Ryan Maneely and forward Adam Robinson for next season.

The trio have all signed one year deals as coach Richard Marshall continues his policy - for now at least - of remaining loyal to the players who underpinned the club’s stellar 2015 season.

“If you give loyalty and respect, you tend to get it back,” said the Championship Coach of the Year.

“That’s what happened this year and that’s what we expect next year.”

Heaton and Maneely are both highly prized after impressive seasons, while Robinson will be hoping to recover from a disrupted 2015.

“Ben was probably one of our most improved players over the year and there’s more to come from him,” said Marshall.

“We can improve him physically and we can improve his skills, but in terms of physical and mental commitment he’s been outstanding.

“Ryan came in from Warrington and did a great job for us, but he’s still a young player with plenty of margin for development.

“Adam’s had a stop-start year and his best form was probably early in the year; he got left behind a little bit because of injury, but he’s got quite a unique skillset and offers us something different when he’s fully fit.”