Huddersfield beat off St Helens to land Tom Symonds

Huddersfield have fought off late interest from St Helens to secure the signature of Manly utility Tom Symonds.

League Express revealed on Monday how the Saints had made a late play to hijack the Giants’ bid to land the signature of the 27-year-old, following reports emerging from Australia last week that Symonds was bound for Super League.

But TotalRL understands that the Giants have got the deal done, and with terms agreed between player and club, the Giants are now waiting on a visa to get Symonds through the door and confirmed as a Huddersfield player.

Symonds could arrive as soon as the next few weeks as the Giants look to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming Super 8s.

Their next game is this Sunday, a vital clash in their bid to get out of the bottom four, when they face Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Huddersfield fans will want to pick up a copy of next Monday’s League Express too, as we’ve an exclusive update on ANOTHER new recruit heading to the John Smith’s Stadium in 2017.