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Ferres rejects NRL to commit to Giants

Huddersfield's England forward Brett Ferres has rejected advances from the NRL to commit his future to the Super League club.

Huddersfield's England forward Brett Ferres has rejected advances from the NRL to commit his future to the Super League club. Credit: Press Association

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.

– Brett Ferres

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.

– Paul Anderson, Huddersfield Giants head coach

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Leeds Rhinos snap up Giants' Mullally from 2016

Leeds Rhinos have announced the signing of Huddersfield Giants forward Anthony Mullally, 23, on a three year contract from the 2016 season.

Leeds Rhinos snap up Giants' Mullally from 2016 Credit: Press Association

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.

– Anthony Mullally

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.

– Brian McDermott, Leeds Rhinos coach

Huddersfield Giants complete Jordan Cox signing

Huddersfield Giants have signed Hull KR forward Jordan Cox on a one month loan deal.

Credit: Press Association

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.

– Head Coach Paul Anderson

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