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Halifax-born Shaw joins the club after playing extensively for Northumbria University during the course of his studies in Sports Nutrition and Strength and Conditioning, including the past two seasons that have seen the side win the Premier North league.
A product of Siddal ARLFC where he started playing aged six, Shaw has also played as part of the U18s at Oldham and U23s at Halifax before choosing to focus on his degree and restrict his playing activities to the University’s side.
A skilful player of a similar mould to Lewis Young, Shaw’s performances with Northumbria have typified him as a player who is good with the ball in hand and enjoys attacking defences while playing a heads up style of rugby.
He joins fellow Northumbria alumni, Paddy Hargreaves, Sam Luckley, Liam McAvoy, Sandy Rae, Dan Turland and Lewis Young in the 2017 squad