29 May 2019

LOAN REPORT: SEVEN GIANTS IN ACTION

The news from the Giants Players in the Championship and League One

Batley Bulldogs 24-16 Batley Bulldogs

Reiss Butterworth (Batley Bulldogs) - 20-year-old hooker Butterworth was one of the interchanges for the hosts. He came into the game and the quick play the balls from dummy half may have been one of the reasons why the hosts were allowed to gain the upper hand in the game.

Sam Wood (Batley Bulldogs) - Wood was another loanee on show for the hosts. Wood was also a Halifax loanee for a spell last season. The 21-year-old started at centre for the Bulldogs and played his part, staying on the pitch the entire 80 minutes. 

Scott Grix (Halifax) - Grix set-up the first Halifax try, as his cut-out pass found Will Sharp who strolled in to touch down in the right corner to put his side on level terms at 6-6. Grix then scored Fax’s second try of the game, after he dummied before forcing his way over the try-line, but it wasn’t enough to stop the away side falling to a 24-16 defeat at Batley.

John Luke-Kirby (Halifax) - Kirby recently joined Fax on a one-month loan deal and he started as an interchange for the visitors ahead of this game. This was Kirby’s first appearance of his spell at the Betfred Championship side.

Chester Butler (Halifax) - also played for the away side. Butler will be joining up with the Giants ahead of the 2020 Betfred Super League season.

Featherstone Rovers 42-4 Bradford Bulls

Tom Holmes (Featherstone Rovers) - The Stand-Off joined Fev earlier on in the season, as he looked to return from a serious injury he suffered in 2018. The half-back has been back for a few weeks now and his kicking game against the Bulls was key to helping the hosts win by such a comfortable margin. 

Dale Ferguson (Featherstone Rovers) - Ferguson has also recently joined Featherstone on loan from the Giants, after coming back from a long-term injury. The prop started on the bench for the hosts, but his big runs helped Fev to win the forwards battle when he did get onto the pitch.

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