Stone keen to bring the good times back to Huddersfield

Rick Stone has challenged his Huddersfield side to re-establish themselves at the top table of Super League in 2018. Following years among Super League’s elite, the Giants have endured two years of struggle, scraping to survival in 2016 before clawing their way to a top-eight finish last season. Despite the low-key nature of the last few seasons, Stone has managed…

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Stone puts emphasis on Mamo importance

This article first appeared in League Express. For more content like this every week, buy League Express every Monday or online at totalrl.com/le. Huddersfield Giants coach Rick Stone has stressed how important keeping fullback Jake Mamo fit is to the Giants’ hopes of Super League success in 2018. The 23-year old former Newcastle Knights star made a try-scoring comeback after…

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Huddersfield duo Mamo and Symonds set to end injury hell this weekend

Huddersfield duo Jake Mamo and Tom Symonds are set to end their injury nightmares this weekend. Giants coach Rick Stone has confirmed that the duo will play some part in their pre-season friendly against Wakefield on Saturday, bringing their multiple-month layoffs to an end just a fortnight before the Super League season begins. Mamo has not played since June following…

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Ukraine RL Announce New Franchises

Following meetings in England in the run up to Christmas, Ukraine Rugby League has announced a revamp of its top competition which will see five regional Super League franchises put in place, each allied to an English club.  Those five – participants in the 2018 Joma Super Rugby League – will be as follows:  Transcarpathia Trinity, linked to Wakefield; Lviv…

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Roberts on NRL clubs’ radar

Huddersfield Giants star Oliver Roberts has conceded he would have to consider the opportunity to play in Australia. The 22-year-old significantly enhanced his reputation at the World Cup after being one of the star performers in the Ireland side that was desperately unlucky not to reach the quarter-finals. Roberts scored twice in their final victory over Wales and earned lots…

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Rankin set for halfback role at Huddersfield

Jordan Rankin has revealed that he will play at halfback for Huddersfield next year. The Australian signed a new long-term with the Giants having joined the club midway through the season.After signing the new deal, Rankin told League Express that he expected to partner Danny Brough in the halves during the 2018 campaign. However, there was some doubt regarding his…

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Five players we can’t wait to see return from long-term injuries in 2018

  Keith Galloway (Leeds) It’s been a torrid couple of years for the big Australian, who has suffered two different Achilles injuries in two different seasons. However, he was beginning to show some great form last season before being struck down by the injury problem – so when he returns to the field in 2018, we’re expecting him to do…

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Giants complete signing of Bulls forward

Huddersfield Giants have confirmed the signing of Bradford’s utility forward Colton Roche on a two-year deal. Roche, an Ireland international, has spent his career in the Championship with Bradford, Featherstone, Sheffield and York. But he has now earned himself an opportunity in Super League with the Giants, after making 25 appearances for the Bulls last season. As revealed exclusively in…

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Huddersfield confirm signing of Salford’s Adam Walne

Huddersfield Giants have signed prop forward Adam Walne on a three-year deal – as first revealed by League Express earlier this season. The forward, who, alongside brother Jordan, was officially released from former club Salford this week, has signed a deal until the end of the 2020 season with Rick Stone’s side. “I’m absolutely buzzing to join the Giants. I…

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Stone satisfied – but wants more from Huddersfield in 2018

Rick Stone believes Huddersfield can be satisfied with their efforts in 2017, but wants more from his side next year. Huddersfield defied the odds to finish in the top eight this year, despite a slow start to the year that left many predicting they could face another fight for Super League survival. However, a string of wins ultimately saw the…

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