Chris McQueen staying at Huddersfield in 2021

Drew Darbyshire

Huddersfield have confirmed forward Chris McQueen will be staying at the club in 2021 after signing a new one-year deal.

The 33-year-old joined the Giants on a short-term deal earlier this season and has impressed in Super League, making nine appearances so far.

McQueen has made more than 150 NRL appearances for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Gold Coast Titans and Wests Tigers. He has represented Queensland six times in Origin and earned an England cap in 2017.

McQueen said: “I’m very excited and very proud to extend my contract.

“Obviously I came over here on a short-term contract, my intention was to come over here and play some good footy and fit in with the squad and get the contract extension and that’s what’s happened.

“I want success on the field and I want to play finals football. I want to see the Giants back on top, I’ve had a lot of success in my career and I want to bring some of it back here to this great club.”

Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis said: “Chris came to us on a trial basis with an understanding that we would like to retain him next year should things work out and I think everyone would agree that they have.

“He has been selected in every game possible and played virtually every minute establishing his position in the team with consistent quality performances.”

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