Aidan Sezer believes there’s plenty more to come from Huddersfield Giants this year and he says he intends to be a driving force in the club’s bid for success.
The Aussie halfback, who has been a star turn since his close-season switch from Canberra Raiders on a two-year marquee deal, is back in West Yorkshire after a lockdown spell in Sydney.
And he has kicked talk of a return to the NRL with Wests Tigers firmly into touch, telling League Express: “I’m the captain of Huddersfield Giants, I’m under contract, and I intend to honour it.
“I don’t know where the rumours have come from. I can only think it’s someone with too much time on their hands during lockdown, because there’s nothing in them.”
The 28-year-old scrum-half made more than 150 NRL appearances for Gold Coast Titans and Canberra, including the Raiders’ Grand Final defeat by Sydney Roosters last year.
But the Raiders’ signing of Wigan and England halfback George Williams for the 2020 campaign meant Sezer became available for a move.
And the Giants, desperate to improve after last season’s battle with relegation from Super League, swooped to seal an eye-catching deal.
Sezer made an impressive start in England, helping Simon Woolford’s side to four wins from five league games before lockdown.
Huddersfield are fifth, two points behind leading pair Wigan and Castleford, but have played two games fewer.
And Sezer, whose mandatory 14-day isolation period following his return from Australia ends at the weekend, added: “I can’t wait to get going again.
“I’ve settled well over here and built a good rapport with the Huddersfield fans, who are a loyal and passionate bunch.
“I’ve kept in touch with the boys, and while we’d certainly have taken a 4-1 record after the first five games if we’d been offered it, there’s a long way to go.
“We have a good, strong squad and a great coaching set-up, and I believe there is plenty more to come from Huddersfield.
“Obviously the current situation will have an effect, and transparency from the game’s governors over the plans for a restart is important.
“Then we can all rip into training and do what we can to ensure we’re ready for the restart, and it’s going to be an interesting period.
“Lockdown has been a test for everyone, and when the games get underway again, we’ll see who has coped with it the best.”