Gilmour pens new Giants deal


Huddersfield forward Lee Gilmour willl remain with the Giants for a further two years after signing a contract extension with the club.

The former St Helens and Great Britain back rower is delighted to have extended his stay with the Giants:

“I’m delighted to sign a new two year deal with the Giants. It is a great club and a fantastic place to be around. As a team we are going places and I’m looking forward to the next two years and hopefully winning some silverware.

“When I joined we already had a great set up with Nathan and the coaching staff and we have continued to progress in my time here. We signed Luke O’Donnell for this year and the young squad members have continued to improve and so we have some great young talent coming through to the first team.  

“We also have a great medical set up and at my age you have got to make sure you look after yourself. We have a fantastic fitness base through the conditioning Paul Watson has done with us and working with our physio Nathan Mill, I keep on top of my body’s needs.

“We also have a good rehabilitation and masseuse set up so we get well looked after and that helps us to perform on the football field. “

Giants coach Nathan Brown also added: “Gilly is very professional, he is a winning player and wherever he has played he has won things. Since he has been at the Giants his form has been very good and consistent.

“He looks after his body really well and as far as a back rower goes he is blessed with good pace and these two factors have given him good longevity in the game.  

“You can never have too many winners in the team and there wouldn’t be many more back rowers in the competition that record the line breaks that Gilly does and he definitely creates good attacking opportunities for the team.

“Defensively his pace gets the team out of trouble and his scrambling defence is very good. As a whole Lee is a very experienced and winning player who looks after himself and everyone enjoys having him around.”