Huddersfield duo sign contract extensions

Drew Darbyshire

Huddersfield duo Aaron Murphy and Dale Ferguson have both signed new two-year deals with the club.

Murphy joined the Giants from Wakefield Trinity back in 2012 and has scored 75 tries in 166 games for the club.

On his new deal, Murphy said: “I’ve been at the club for a long time, this is my seventh year coming up so I’m really happy to stay.

“The club is massive to me, it’s like my second home. I’ve got a lot of friends here, I’m really enjoying my time and hopefully we can have a great year next season.

“I think as a club anything under a top-four finish is an underachievement, with the squad we’ve got now we need to try and win something and build on the last part of 2018.

“I really enjoyed moving to second-row in 2018, I didn’t expect it to happen so soon but I did think it would come at some point in my career as I wasn’t really a modern winger but I’m happy to have made the transition.”

Scotland captain Ferguson is currently in his second spell with Huddersfield, scoring 18 tries in 90 games.

On extending his stay at the Giants, Ferguson said: “I love the club, that’s why it was an easy decision to come straight back for my second spell and when I got offered this two-year extension I was over the moon.

“I’m happy to be staying, I need to repay the faith and keep turning up each week, stay injury free and keep playing.

“When I was playing I was happy, I picked up some niggling injuries towards the back end of the year and that’s the main reason of pulling out of the Scotland squad, just to make sure that my body is right for the club in 2019. They’ve shown belief in me by giving me a two-year contract, so I need to repay the faith next year and have a good two years.

“I believe we can do a lot of damage next year and I think we could push on to win some silverware for the club.”