Huddersfield captain Danny Brough slammed the door shut on England and will revert to representing Scotland in the World Cup.
Huddersfield have parted company with forwards David Fa'alogo and Adam Walker and hookers Scott Moore and Tommy Lee.
New Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson wasted no time in laying down the law to his players at the start of the post Nathan Brown regime.
The Huddersfield Giants will go into the end of season play-offs as winners of the Super League Leaders Shield, after their 40-0 win against Wakefield clinched top spot in the table. It was their first major trophy for 51 years, and owner and Chairman Ken Davy told Calendar it's just the start.
Huddersfield Giants thrashed Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 40-0 last night to claim the Super League leaders' shield. It's the first time they've finished top of the table in 81 years, and they were presented with the trophy on the field at the John Smith's Stadium after the game.
Former Great Britain rugby league international Stuart Fielden has announced his retirement from the game with immediate effect after struggling to overcome a knee problem.
The 33-year-old former Bradford and Wigan prop, who joined Huddersfield at the start of the season, will remain at the John Smith's Stadium as part of head coach Paul Anderson's backroom team.
Fielden, who is still the game's most expensive player following his move to Wigan from Bradford for a transfer fee of around #440,000 in 2006, appeared in nine of the Giants' opening 11 matches of Super League XVIII before picking up a knee injury at Castleford in April.
The knee then became infected and Fielden has decided to hang up his boots.
The Huddersfield Giants can take another huge step towards winning the league leaders shield at London Broncos tomorrow. After Warrington's shock defeat last night to Widnes, they only need to win 2 of their remaining 3 matches to finish top of the the table.
Broncos are bottom of the table, so John Shires asked coach Paul Anderson if there was any danger of complacency in his squad.
Huddersfield Giants have extended the contract of centre Joe Wardle until the end of the 2017 season. The 21 year old has scored 30 tries in 57 appearances for the club. The Giants say his retention is a key part of their long term plans.
Former England prop Stuart Fielden has switched his allegiance to Ireland for the World Cup, according to Ireland coach Mark Aston.
The 33-year-old Fielden, who won the last of his eight caps for England against Australia in the 2010 Four Nations Series, is set to play against England in the second round of group matches at his home ground, Huddersfield, on November 2.
Fielden, who also won 25 caps for Great Britain during his time at Bradford and Wigan, is currently sidelined with a knee injury but is expected back well before the end of the Super League season.
Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres is the surprise inclusion in England coach Steve McNamara's 20-man squad for the International Origin match against the Exiles at Warrington on Friday week.
The 27-year-old former Bradford, Castleford and Wakefield second rower was not in McNamara's 30-man elite training squad but has been rewarded for his outstanding form for the high-flying Giants this season.
The 20-man England squad is: R Burrow (Leeds), J Charnley (Wigan), R Chase (Castleford), E Crabtree (Huddersfield), L Cudjoe (Huddersfield), G Ellis (Hull), L Farrell (Wigan), B Ferres (Huddersfield), R Hall (Leeds), Z Hardaker (Leeds),
C Hill (Warrington), J Jones-Buchanan (Leeds), A Morley (Warrington), L Mossop (Wigan), R Myler (Warrington), S O'Loughlin (Wigan), J Roby (St Helens), K Sinfield (Leeds, capt), S Tomkins (Wigan), B Westwood (Warrington).
Huddersfield Giants forward Anthony Mullally has been told he will not face any action over the tackle that left St Helens winger Ade Gardner unconscious during last night's Super League match at the John Smith's Stadium.
The former Widnes prop was penalised and put on report by referee Richard Silverwood following the challenge that knocked out the ball-carrying Gardner two minutes before half-time.
The game was held up for eight minutes while medical staff administered oxygen to the former England winger before he was eventually carried from the field on a stretcher with his head in a neck brace.
A statement issued by the RFL said that Mullally had made contact with Gardner's head, adding:
– Rugby Football League Review Panel
"However, the player makes a legitimate attempt to tackle by wrapping his arms around his opponent who falls significantly into contact."
Huddersfield Giants have agreed to allow threequarter Luke George to continue his loan spell at Hull KR.
George has played the last three Super League matches for Rovers, scoring his first tries for them in Sunday's 44-18 win over Wakefield, which brought to an end his initial loan spell.
"We're going to go week by week for now," said Giants coach Paul Anderson.
George will play in Saturday's Hull derby at the Magic Weekend but can be recalled by his parent club at a week's notice.
Meanwhile, Anderson has confirmed that second rower Jacob Fairbank, who is on loan to Bradford, is free to play against the Giants at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.