Giants swoop for Cunningham

Huddersfield Giants are closing in on Toronto’s James Cunningham.

League Express understands the Giants are keen to add the versatile playmaker to their squad for the 2021 season.

The Hull-born 26-year-old is one of several players who have been left in limbo as a result of the Wolfpack’s uncertain future. Huddersfield were keen to add him to their squad last year but he ultimately made the move to Toronto instead.

He spent the 2019 season at London, playing 25 of the club’s 29 Super League games as they were relegated on the final day of the season.

He was selected for the England Knights training squad in 2018, making him the only Championship player to be selected in the international system.

Injury restricted him to just three appearances for Toronto, and that’s where his tally may end as the Giants intensify their pursuit.

The Giants have been after a hooker for some time to work alongside Adam O’Brien, who is continuing to recover from a neck injury that will keep him out for the season.

Brandon Moore has been drafted in from Halifax and impressed on debut against Hull FC last week, but is set to return to Fax next season.

Meanwhile, the club’s search for a coach remains ongoing, though insiders insist there is no rush to hire a new coach.

Several British-based candidates have applied and the Giants are considering their options before making a move. The likes of Danny Ward and Richard Marshall are likely to be in contention.

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