Giants secure Bailey for 2014

Huddersfield have not wasted any time in strengthening their squad, after announcing the signing of Chris Bailey from London on a two-year contract.

Bailey, 31, suffered an injury-hit 2013 but he has been passed fit by the Giants and will begin pre-season training alongside the squad in November.

Huddersfield Managing Director Richard Thewlis told www.giantsrl.com that Bailey was a highly sought after player:

“He has had some stella seasons for London and players of his experience are few and far between, with versatility of position being a key attribute of his.

“For him to choose our club is wonderful news, as his clear remit in talks with his manager and himself was that he wanted to come to a club with genuine silverware ambition.”

After 4 years in the NRL with Newcastle and Manly, the second-row forward went on to make 71 appearances for London, scoring 18 tries after joining in 2010.

A delighted Bailey had this to say:

“I am ecstatic to be joining Huddersfield Giants. They are a team with a strong rugby league tradition and history, and also amazing fans and facilities.

“I was talking to a few clubs both in the UK and overseas, but Huddersfield because of their focus on building a strong team over the past few years and the strength of the coaching team, were always top of my list.

“I look forward to joining them in pre season for 2014 and again thank the Broncos for my time with them.”

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