Mamo’s Huddersfield move still on the cards according to Newcastle boss

Newcastle Knights head coach Nathan Brown has confirmed that Jake Mamo could still leave the NRL club to join Huddersfield.

Reports last week suggested that the Giants’ attempts to sign the 22-year-old fullback had collapsed, due to the Australian being involved in an incident with a moped while on holiday in Bali.

However, Brown, who coached Huddersfield between 2009 and 2012, confirmed that a deal that will see centre Joe Wardle move the other way is still on the cards.

“There is a likelihood that Jakey Mamo could end up at Huddersfield and Joe Wardle could end up here,’’ Brown told the Newcastle Herald.

“That’s definitely a possibility. That’s certainly not a definite, but it’s one of those things that could happen over the next week or two … Jake’s quite comfortable to go to England for a number of years if it all works out.’’

Meanwhile, Brown also threw Newcastle’s hat into the ring for Hull Kingston Rovers’ Ken Sio, who is on the lookout for a new club in the NRL following Rovers’ relegation, with Brown confirming that club representatives had met up with the full-back.

“Whether or not that happens, I don’t know … he’s someone we’ve met with and someone we’d like to get, but he’s obviously got other options as well.”