1. ITV Report

Giants sign NRL full-back Jake Mamo

Huddersfield Giants have announced the signing of Jake Mamo from Newcastle Knights.

Jake Mamo in action for Newcastle Knights Credit: Press Association

The 22-year-old full-back joins the Claret and Gold on a two-year-deal.

He was head coach Stone’s number one targeted signing ahead of the new season and he is delighted to finally land his former player and keen to welcome him to the UK.

I have worked with Jake for the last few years and I know what he is about and to have him coming to the Giants for the next few years is a great boost.

Jake is an explosive quality, who brings plenty to the table offensively. He’s courageous, fit and really quick. I’m sure the crowd are going to really enjoy watching him play and hopefully he will score plenty of tries for the Giants in the next couple of years.

Jake’s just finishing three years of first grade experience with the Newcastle Knights, he’s one of the real upcoming players in the NRL and as we have all seen on a couple of highlights footage, Jake can do some really spectacular things. I’m sure first of all that he is going to enjoy his time in Huddersfield and become a really valuable member of our team and hopefully lift us up the table in 2017.

– Rick Stone, Huddersfield Giants Head Coach

I’m really excited to be joining the Giants. It’s a new experience for me coming over to England, as I have only ever lived at home, but I’m excited by the opportunity and can’t wait to get started.

The move has been in the works for a while now, so it’s a relief to have it sorted. I’ve known Rick since I was 18 and have been coached by him before and we’ve always got on well, so it’s good to join back up with him.

I feel like I’m ready for a new challenge in my career and I think coming over to England will be good for me. I’m injured at the moment but once I’m fit and back in training, I’m keen to cement that full-back position as my own.

– Jake Mamo