Halifax-born Brandon Douglas joins Fax from Castleford Tigers on a season-long loan deal for 2018.
Douglas, a prop or second row forward, spent the latter part of 2017 on loan with the Fax, making 11 appearances for the blue and whites.
Douglas will follow Will Maher in joining Halifax for the 2018 season as the two clubs continue to develop their dual registration partnership.
Head coach Richard Marshall is happy to have the 20-year-old back on board for the season ahead.
“Brandon enjoyed his short stint with us last year and performed well for us with a couple of injuries at an important time of our season. I spoke to Daryl (Powell) about Brandon’s development and a further opportunity to join us again for 2018. With others interested, we felt it was best to get Brandon over to The Shay again – especially after the unfortunate knee injury sustained by Harry Kidd.”
“Like everybody else in the squad, Brandon will have to work hard and play extremely well to keep his place in our team next season and we look forward to working with him again in 2018. Thanks go to Steve Gill and Daryl Powell for again committing to a long-term loan deal.”
Daryl Powell, 2017 Super League coach of the year, on Douglas: “Brandon played with Halifax last season and really enjoyed the experience while learning a lot from Richard Marshall playing under him in the Championship. I’m confident he will continue to grow as a player during the coming season, and I look forward to him playing well enough to push for a place in our Super League team. I know Brandon will add a lot to Halifax and their push to be in the top four in the Championship.”
Speaking earlier today, Douglas added: “It will be good to go back to Halifax, I really enjoyed my time there last season. Getting regular game time is what I’m hoping for and getting the opportunity to develop my game under two fantastic coaches in Daryl and Richard will certainly improve me as a player. A combination of training at Cas and at Halifax will be great for my development.”
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