Monday, October 20, 2014
Rugby League News

Huddersfield Giants

Giants snap up Bulls starlet Roberts

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Huddersfield Giants have signed Bradford Bulls’ England Academy backrow forward Oliver Roberts on a two-year contract. Roberts, 19, has made six Super League appearances for the Bulls but missed most of last season after suffering a broken leg against Wigan. The Giants have agreed to pay the Bulls an undisclosed fee for the 6’1” forward in accordance with RFL regulations. ... Read More »

Danny Brough not interested in time off

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Having an off-season to ensure you’re fighting fit for a new Rugby League season is something most coaches and players insist upon these days – but for Scotland’s Danny Brough, he just wants to play as much as he can. Whilst a host of big names have been left out of their respective squads for the European Championships – such ... Read More »

Giants: Former Australia international terminates contract

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Huddersfield Giants prop Antonio Kaufusi will leave the club in mid-October and return home to Australia, terminating his contract a year early. The 29-year-old played 18 games for the Giants in the 2014 season, after spending two seasons with London Broncos, and also spent time during the year on loan to Bradford. “I have enjoyed my time in the UK ... Read More »

Huddersfield Giants not keen on Brough’s Scotland call

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Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson has admitted he isn’t keen on Danny Brough playing for Scotland in this year’s European Championship tournament – but says they couldn’t stand in the way of someone wanting to represent their country. Brough will likely play for Steve McCormack’s men this Autumn after being included in the initial 26-man squad, which will be ... Read More »

Giants sign Tigers utility Jamie Ellis

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Huddersfield Giants have announced the signing of utility Jamie Ellis who arrives on a two-year deal from Castleford Tigers. “Moving to the Huddersfield Giants is a good challenge for me. When a big club like Huddersfield come in for you it is a big opportunity and its one you can’t really turn down to be honest. “There is an opportunity ... Read More »

Paul Anderson: Changes are coming

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson insists the Giants will make several changes – both on the field and off it – after they crashed out of the play-offs at the hands of Catalan Dragons last week. The Giants’ 18-16 defeat ensured their season has ended early once again, and they announced that David Faiumu will leave the club to return to ... Read More »

Why did the John Smith’s Stadium blackout last week?

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The managing director of the consultancy firm responsible for Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium has released a statement addressing the partial black-out during the Giants’ play-off loss to Catalan Dragons on Friday. KSDL’s Gareth Davies said: “The disruption caused to supporters of the Giants on Friday night is extremely regrettable. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all ... Read More »

Huddersfield’s intensity has “stepped up”, says Anderson

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Huddersfield Giants head coach Paul Anderson has insisted that the intensity amongst their group has been stepped up following their 57-4 mauling at Wigan last week – and is expecting a positive response to what happened last week. The Giants face a do-or-die evening at the John Smith’s Stadium this evening, as they take on Catalan Dragons for the right ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: “Pathetic” Giants won’t stop the rot

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League Express columnist Garry Schofield offers his tip for tomorrow night’s play-off clash between Huddersfield Giants and Catalan Dragons… Catalan will not be going to Huddersfield with any ideas of not winning. The Giants’ pack has been found out yet again, and the Dragons forwards will be licking their lips because their pack is very good, and this is where ... Read More »

Brett Ferres: It’s time to put things right

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Huddersfield forward Brett Ferres described his side’s emphatic 57-4 loss to Wigan last Thursday as “embarrassing”, and claimed the Giants will do all in their power to avoid a repeat performance against Catalan Dragons this Friday. RELATED: Win tickets to Huddersfield Giants v Catalan Dragons Ferres told League Express: “It was really disappointing. “You work so hard throughout the year ... Read More »