Grix set for Cup DebutSimon Grix is set to make his long awaited Warrington debut on Sunday (April 2nd) as The Wolves play host to National Two side London Skolars in the fourth round of The Powergen Challenge Cup. The former Halifax player sustained a serious ankle injury in the opening Senior Academy fixture of the 2005 season. He had been on the verge of first team selection after impressing in pre-season and the injury wrecked his first year at the club, aftersigning from home town club., and he is eager to make up for lost time in 2006.This season Grix has impressed in Gary Chambers Under 21s side who currently top the Senior Academy Champion with five wins from as many games.Grix said: "To get my first team debut under my belt will be a huge confidence boost for me. To play with the rest of the guys will be a big plus and hopefully I go on from this game and make an impression.""The injury was a real nightmare because I was continually finding out it was a longer and longer lay off and I ended up missing the season. "It's going to be an interesting game on Sunday because The Skolars will throw everything at us in the first 20 minutes and we will be ready for that. Hopefully as the game progresses our fitness levels and general ball skills will show."Grix is a versatile ball player who has featured in the three-quarters and at stand-off for Halifax; He has the traits of a natural loose forward, which is now his favoured position.The Yorkshireman was part of the victorious England Academy tour of Australia and New Zealand, he enjoyed a distinguished junior career, representing England Schools from U15 upwards and the full England Academy side at U17 and U18.Grix turned professional from King Cross ARLFC, Halifax, making 6 Super League appearances for 'Fax during their relegation season of 2003, and scoring 6 tries in 13 National League One games in 2004. Attracted interest in Australia before sealing his future with the Wolves; Grix's final appearance for Halifax was at stand-off in their dramatic NL1 Qualifying Series Final comeback against York which preserved their NL1 status.
31, Mar, 2006