Halifax happy to bank on the speed of White for coming season

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Paul White, one of the fastest players in Super League, is to drop down a division in an attempt to show that he still has what it takes.

The 27-year-old utility back, released by Salford after an injury-hit 2009, has joined Halifax of the Co-operative Championship on a one-year contract. The former Huddersfield and Wakefield player was Salford's leading scorer in their promotion season in 2008, but failed to make an impact last year after suffering a serious knee injury.

White previously had a spell on loan to Halifax in 2007 and is expected to make his second debut in Eorl Crabtree's testimonial match at Huddersfield on Sunday.

"Paul has speed and he knows his way to the line," said the Halifax chief executive, Graham Clay. "He was looking for an opportunity to prove his fitness and we are very happy to provide him with that."

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