Halifax Panthers are delighted to announce the signing of Connor Davies on a one year deal for the 2024 Betfred Championship season. The Wales international forward joins the club from recently promoted Dewsbury Rams, kickstarting his second spell at The Shay. The 26 year spent four seasons with the Panthers having progressed through the clubs reserve grade system to earn a first team spot.
And the Swansea born loose forward didn’t hesitate to follow new head coach Liam Finn from the Flair Stadium to Halifax to rekindle his career in blue and white.
“It’s really good to be back”, said Davies. “Obviously, I’ve been here before and know what it’s all about. I’m just looking forward to getting back in with the boys and getting stuck in. I’ve matured a bit in my time away from Halifax. I’ve obviously played a lot more, got some experience and hopefully that will benefit me now this year and be something you can see on the field as well.”
“It was early on when Liam got the job over here, we had a quick chat and it was something that I was obviously interested in from the start. It was always something that I was interested in doing once I heard about it and it was an easy move for me. It’s a good fit and hopefully it will work out well.”
“I know a lot of the boys from last time. A lot of the same faces, I still call a lot of the boys friends so the transition should be a smooth one. Obviously, I worked with Liam last year, it was really enjoyable and I followed him over here so looking for more of the same this year. I want to keep on learning, keep getting better and rip in with the boys.”
Panthers boss Liam Finn commented: “We’re pleased to get Connor signed who will be well known to Halifax fans. Connor needed to go away and play regular rugby and has done that well and developed himself well. His attitude is first class and will add a different dynamic to our middle this year with his agility and work rate. He’s also a very competent back rower as well, adding to that strength in depth and utility of the group.”