Harrison: Prove that you’re title material

Karl Harrison
Karl Harrison

Halifax coach Karl Harrison has challenged his side to prove their Championship title credentials when they travel to Dewsbury on Sunday (3.0).

Fax currently sit second on the league ladder - although that could change after Thursday night’s televised top four showdown between leaders Sheffield and Batley - and know they can ill-afford anything but a win at a venue where they have already lost twice this season, once in pre-season and in the knockout stages of the Northern Rail Cup.

“The players are motivated to go there and perform because they know it’s the kind of game they need to win if want to win the competition at the end of it all,” said Harrison, who watched his side blitz the Rams 60-6 on home soil in March.

“We’ve been there twice and lost twice because we didn’t have the necessary enthusiasm or skill on the day.

“Dewsbury are a good side. They don’t use a lot of deception but they run the ball extremely hard and you need to tackle them.

“It was a bit of a cakewalk for us on at the Shay, but they play their own field very well and tactically we might need to do something a bit different.

“I might go with 10 front rowers.”