By Jacob Kilbride
Halifax RLFC are delighted to announce that hooker Ben Kaye has signed a new one-year deal with the club, keeping him at Halifax for a sixth season.
Kaye made 31 appearances for Halifax last season, scoring seven tries, and the 29-year-old reached his 250th career appearance against former club Leeds Rhinos in the Super 8s Qualifiers.
The hooker said that he was delighted with the 2018 season and is looking for more of the same next season.
"2018 was a brilliant year, it’s been one of my favourites during my time here," said Kaye.
"We’ve been underdogs for most of the season and no one has really talked about us. Then, to get into the top four, with the calibre of teams in the Championship, was a good achievement. It’s nice to have had a bit of time off, to rest my body but I can’t wait to rip in next year.
"Moving back to the old play-off system I think might suit us going forward. It’ll be an interesting year. It’ll be a tough year for me personally because you’ve young Curtis Davies coming through, obviously Brandon Moore is staying as well - he’s been outstanding. So, I need to be on the ball next year."
Head coach Richard Marshall added: "Ben is such a quality bloke to have around the place. When we win, he signs the song and he’s a brilliant character. He’s a quality player and a great professional."
"He helps to coach some of our juniors as well, he’ll bring young Curtis Davies and Brandon Moore on as well. I’m really pleased that he’s re-signed for us because he’s the type of bloke that we need in this club."
"His work doesn’t go unnoticed by his team-mates and the coaching staff. But, he is a little bit of an unsung hero. He gets everything done, he very rarely comes up with a mistake. We’re fortunate to have Ben and we’re going to have three really top hookers in Ben, Curtis and Brandon. That’s brilliant for competition and the team."