Dale Ferguson leaves Huddersfield

Drew Darbyshire

Huddersfield has confirmed back-rower Dale Ferguson has left the club with immediate effect.

The 31-year-old has played 32 games since returning to the club in 2017 but has only made one appearance this year due to injuries.

Ferguson has earned 13 caps for Scotland since making his international debut in 2010 and is currently captain of the Bravehearts.

Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: “Dale has been an outstanding player and person at our club and for his country.

“I have personally spent many hours watching him play for the Giants and his country and in particular in his time with Scotland, he was a real leader for us.

“The sad reality though is that his game time and availability has not been where either party would wish and its with sadness we have come to this announcement today.

“Dale did get a knock on his comeback game and needs to rest up for a period while that’s assessed and worked through which rule him out for the remainder of this year.

“He had a year left to run with us but, as I say, we’ve come to an amicable arrangement which for Dale allows a fresh start and for us frees up a slot for one of our younger players to strive for in next years 25-man Super League squad.”

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