Huddersfield confirm capture of Ashton Golding

James Messenger

Huddersfield have continued their squad rebuild for 2020 with the signing of Ashton Golding from Leeds.

The full-back arrives on a three-year deal, having helped Featherstone to the Championship Grand Final in 2019.

The 23-year-old made 21 appearances for Rovers last season, scoring six times, and also crossed twice on his solitary Rhinos appearance against Workington in the Challenge Cup.

Golding becomes the latest off-season signing for the Giants, following in the footsteps of Kenny Edwards who arrived from Catalans last month.

“The main thing for me was an opportunity to play in Super League and be able to compete at the highest level for this historic club,” Golding said.

“I’m just trying to be the best person that I can be – I’m here to learn and I’ve spoken to the coaching staff and I believe that they’re the right people to bring out the best in me.”

“I like to defend, I like the defensive side of the game and under Ryan Carr at Featherstone I feel like I’ve developed my offensive side and I’d like to be able to test myself at Super League level.”

“I can’t wait to get going, get training and meet all the lads and understand the differences in the clubs.”

Giants Head Coach Simon Woolford added: “I’ve watched him quite a bit this year and he’s been a stand out at Featherstone and was key to their success this year.

“He does a really good job defensively which is really important in a full-back. He’s very good with the defensive side of things, he puts his body on the line and his effort is first class.”

“From an attacking point of view, he’s very fast, his passing game is something that has improved from the first time I’ve watched him and that’ll be something we’ll look to keep improving.”

“He’s got a level head, he’s professional and he works hard and these are all things that we’re looking for in recruits to Huddersfield Giants in 2020”

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