Wakefield Wildcats prop forward Daniel Smith has signed a four and a half year deal with the Huddersfield Giants.
The 22-year-old will move immediately after Giants prop forward Anthony Mullally agreed to move to Belle Vue on loan for the remainder of the 2015 season after which he will join his new club the Leeds Rhinos.
Smith becomes a Giant and will be available for selection for the trip to Catalan Dragons at the weekend.
Huddersfield Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said that the Smith deal had in essence merely been brought forward from the planned 2016 start.
Anthony leaves with our very best wishes for the future and I am sure that our fans will look forward to Daniel putting a claret and gold shirt on in the near future.
Huddersfield Giants Head Coach Paul Anderson has signed an agreement to remain in-charge until the end of the 2017 season.
The 43-year-old took the role in late 2012 from Nathan Brown and led the claret and gold to the League Leaders Shield in his first year. He followed it up with a third-placed finish last season.
My continuation here has never really been an issue to me as the club has always been good to their word and I’m happy we are now able to announce it. I am proud to coach this club and work with good people who have the right ethics I believe to take us forward. I know the ambition here is huge and that’s great as it matches mine in wanting to be the first coach that delivers a major trophy to the Club.
Huddersfield's England forward Brett Ferres has rejected advances from the NRL to commit his future to the Super League club.
The 29-year-old former Bradford, Wakefield and Castleford second rower, who is vice-captain of the Giants, has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the John Smith's Stadium to the end of 2019.
Ferres joined Huddersfield on a five-year deal in 2012 but had a release clause enabling him to move overseas at the end of this season.
Huddersfield have been very good to me and since being here I've moved into the England set-up, which was one of my aims, and we've established ourselves at the top end of the table. I did have the option to go to the NRL at the end of this season but, with Huddersfield wanting me longer term and the security that brought with it to me and the family who are very settled here, I was only too happy to stay.
Ferres has made 72 appearances for the Giants and made his England debut in the 2013 World Cup.
Brett is an international-quality player and every team needs those guys to lead and perform well both on and off the field. He is one of our go-to men when we need a play and a leader and someone who would enhance any team in the competition. His retention long term is great news for the club and the UK Super League as a whole as we were aware of interest elsewhere in his services.
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Leeds Rhinos have announced the signing of Huddersfield Giants forward Anthony Mullally, 23, on a three year contract from the 2016 season.
Originally from Widnes, he came through the academy at his hometown club and made his debut aged 17. He moved to Brisbane Broncos. but returned to Widnes in 2012, winning promotion to the Super League. He joined Huddersfield Giants in 2013.
It is great to have agreed a three year contract with a club like the Rhinos with all the success they have had over recent years. Huddersfield have been very good to me so I wanted to make sure that I got the process finalised as quickly as possible.
We are pleased to have secured a player with the potential that Anthony has. We have seen first hand the impact he can have on a game and I am looking forward to working with him from next season.
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Huddersfield Giants have signed Hull KR forward Jordan Cox on a one month loan deal.
The 22-year-old who can play back row or prop and will be available for consideration by Paul Anderson for Sunday’s game with St Helens.
Cox will wear the number 30 shirt for the Giants.
He’s a rather large human being who can play on the edge and in the middle. He will add a bit more variety to our squad and a bit of freshness. We’ve always talked about him, he’s got some good Super League experience and he’s caused us some problems every time we’ve played against him and those are the players that you like.
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