Huddersfield confirm signing of James Gavet

Huddersfield have signed Samoa international James Gavet on a two-year deal from Newcastle Knights.

The 29-year-old prop has made 74 appearances in the NRL for Canterbury Bulldogs, Wests Tigers, Brisbane Broncos, New Zealand Warriors and the Knights.

Gavet is currently training with the Samoa national side ahead of this weekend’s World Cup Nines tournament.

Giants coach Simon Woolford said: “We were looking to add some size and aggression to our pack, we identified a number of options and James was the best person to fill that role.

“James had a number of options including some top Super League clubs, so we’re thankful to James and his management for making the choice to come to Huddersfield and we feel this is a major coup for the club.

“We feel its a very significant signing for the club moving forward in our quest to become a top five Super League team.”

Gavet added: “I spoke to guys that I’ve played with like Suaia Matagi and Ukuma Ta’ai and they told me about the talent in the squad and how well the team should have done last year.

“They said that the position on the ladder didn’t represent the potential the team had and I have always rated them and their honesty. They are people I know and trust. I hope I can strengthen them and help them fulfil their potential.”


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