Boyle signs for Halifax

Ryan Boyle.

Ryan Boyle.

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Halifax RLFC have signed 29-year-old prop forward Ryan Boyle following his release by Castleford Tigers.

Boyle, who spent the latter end of the 2016 Kingstone Press Championship season on loan at Halifax, is now confirmed as Richard Marshall’s third signing for the upcoming 2017 season.

The Castleford academy product broke through into the first team with the Tigers before a three-year spell at Salford and his subsequent return to Cas in 2013.

“I am trying to build experience in the team,” Marshall said.

“We have gained a lot of players from the reserve grade and now with the help of Ryan we will see the likes of Elliot Morris and Luke Nelmes begin to step up their game with the guidance of senior players.

“I don’t think we saw the best of Ryan this season but I know he has the potential to be one of the best players in this squad and I am looking forward to working with him next season.”