Ellis extends his Huddersfield stay

Jamie Ellis has committed his long-term future to Huddersfield by signing a new deal until the end of the 2019 season.

The goal kicking back has made 33 appearances for the club since joining in 2015, and was in scintillating form at the start of 2016 before suffering a major shoulder injury, only returning last week.

Ellis is expected to play in Sunday’s Magic Weekend game against St Helens, and he said: “It was an easy decision for me to stay on when the opportunity arose. I have been to a few clubs but Huddersfield is where I now call home and I have settled nearby. With my family settled and the club having been good for me in my time so far I’m very happy to commit to the future here.

“I know we are nowhere near where we want to be league wise and it has been a nightmare for lots of us sitting on the sidelines not being able to get out and help on the field but that’s behind me now and I want to play my part in getting our performances back on track and being a part of a successful Giants team.”

Paul Anderson added: “We have always rewarded players who have worked hard and done well for us by extending their stays with us. Jamie arrived here wanting to establish himself as a key part of our group, an excellent halfback and someone who I still think has his best years in front of him. We had an option on him for next year which we immediately exercised when due and I was very happy then when we added a couple more years onto it.

“The contract gives Jamie stability and security at a time which should coincide with his best years. As well as his kicking game which is something the team needs to balance off the excellent stuff that Broughy can do he is also a very dangerous runner and I think we all saw towards the end of last year what a great combination he was striking up on the right side with Leroy and Jerry.”