Halifax RLFC are delighted to announce the signing of Ben Tibbs who joins the club from Super league side Huddersfield Giants on a one-year deal.
Tibbs becomes Simon Grix’s seventh new signing ahead of the 2021 Betfred Championship campaign.
The young star spoke to FaxTV after confirming the move to The Shay Stadium for 2021.
“I’m delighted to join Halifax this season, it’s been a tough year with everything that’s happened and not being able to play much rugby so when the opportunity came I jumped on it. I actually trained a little last year with the squad when I was at Huddersfield in pre season and really enjoyed it, it’s a great environment with good facilities which all makes up for a successful squad.”
“I can’t wait to get back training now and look forward to working with Simon and the team for hopefully a great season ahead.”
Head Coach Simon Grix believes Tibbs is certainly one to keep an eye on.
“Ben joins us from Huddersfield Giants as a result of the cancellation of the reserves competition. He has his admirers at Huddersfield but a first team contract was a little out of reach. He is a well rounded player, playing anywhere in the backs.”
“Physically he has some work to do to compete with men on a weekly basis, as most young players do, but given time he certainly has the potential to be a good championship player.