Worrincy follows Murrell in signing new Fax deal

Rob Worrincy
Rob Worrincy

Halifax winger Rob Worrincy has signed a new two year contract that will keep him at the Shay until the end of 2015.

And the 28 year old Londoner, who joined the club from Sheffield in 2008, has followed captain Scott Murrell’s example by having the Super League escape clause - a standard feature of most high-profile Championship contracts - removed from his new deal.

“It was something Scott obviously did and both myself and the club agreed I’d remove it as well,” said Worrincy, who confirmed he had only been offered the deal in the wake of Sunday’s 31-24 win at Hunslet, with negotiations effectively concluded inside 48 hours.

“The club wanted a bit of commitment from me and I was happy to give that.

“There are a lot of players out there who want to play for this club and as soon as I knew they wanted me to stay here, I wasn’t interested in seeing what else was out there.

“There is always the chance you could earn a bit more money somewhere else, but for me it’s more important to be involved with the best players and being here for another couple of years was always my first choice if I was offered the chance.

“When you see players like Scott, who could obviously still be playing at the top level, speak so highly of the set up and the coaching here, it makes you realise what we have.”

Worrincy identified coach Karl Harrison as a significant part of his decision, praising the former Test prop’s man-management.

“You want to deal with a coach who is upfront and honest,” said Worrincy.

“Karl’s always been straight with me when it comes to telling me what I need to work on to be in the team.

“I was in and out of the side at times last year, but he’s always clear about why those decisions have been made.”