Mellor on open market after turning down initial deal from Huddersfield

Huddersfield forward Alex Mellor is to test his value on the open market after deciding against signing a new contract with the Giants for now and rejecting their initial offer regarding an extension to his existing deal. The highly-rated forward is out of contract at the end of this season, and League Express understands at least one other Super League…

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Giants hammer Robins 42-8

Huddersfield Giants were far too strong for a weakened Hull Kingston Rovers at the John Smith’s Stadium tonight, turning a 20-2 half-time score line into a 42-8 victory The injury-hit Giants had only been able to name 18 players before the game,while Shaun Lunt had been called up into the Hull KR squad for the first time this season and…

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Huddersfield only able to name 18-man squad for visit of Hull KR

Huddersfield have been reduced to just 18 available players for Friday’s visit of Hull Kingston Rovers. Simon Woolford’s side have suffered horrendous problems with injuries in the opening weeks of the new season, with Colton Roche the latest casualty on Tuesday following an ankle knock. He joins the likes of Dale Ferguson, Leroy Cudjoe and Paul Clough on the sidelines…

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Unbeaten Saints too strong for weakened Giants

St Helens converted a 12-16 half-time lead into a 12-40 full-time convincing victory tonight at the John Smith’s Stadium. The Giants came into the game buoyed by their win at Wigan the previous Friday and in the first half they looked as though they could even repeat that feat against the undefeated league leaders. Smart play by Saints skipper James…

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Squad news for Friday’s two Super League games – as McGillvary returns for Huddersfield

Huddersfield v Warrington (7:45pm, John Smith’s Stadium) Huddersfield welcome back three big names for Friday’s clash with Warrington – including England star Jermaine McGillvary. The winger was injured in their warm-up game against Wakefield last month, but is back to full fitness and takes his place in Simon Woolford’s 19-man squad for the game. Ukuma Ta’ai and Lee Gaskell also…

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Catalans get off the mark against Giants

Catalans Dragons got their season up and running in Perpignan today with a convincing 27-10 victory over Huddersfield Giants that included two early tries from Brayden Wiliame. The Giants got off to a good start, with Matt Frawley touching down after just six minutes, with his halfback partner Izaac Farrell adding the conversion. The Dragons replied when Brayden Wiliame touched…

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Huddersfield set to lose McGillvary for ‘extended period’ after torn hamstring against Wakefield

Huddersfield could be without winger Jermaine McGillvary for a number of weeks after the England international suffered a torn hamstring in their friendly defeat at Wakefield on Thursday night. Giants coach Simon Woolford admitted that they are set to be without McGillvary for an ‘extended period’ after the winger left the field during the opening exchanges of their final pre-season…

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Wardle has ‘unfinished business’ with Giants

Huddersfield Giants forward Joe Wardle admitted he has ‘unfinished business’ after a quick return to the club was confirmed last week. The 27-year-old rejoined the Giants on an initial season-long loan from Castleford Tigers, with Jordan Rankin heading in the opposite direction in the wake of Luke Gale’s injury, with the move expected to be made permanent during the season.…

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Giants snap up Uate

Huddersfield Giants have Fijian winger Akuila Uate from Manly Sea Eagles on a three-year contract from 2019. Uate, 31, who made his debut for Newcastle Knights in 2008, has represented both Fiji and Australia at various times in his career, in particular helping Australia to win the 2011 Tri-Nations that was played in England. “Akuila is a player with true…

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