Huddersfield Giants dealt injury blow with forward ruled out for rest of season

Drew Darbyshire
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Harry Rushton in action for Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants have suffered an injury blow with forward Harry Rushton being ruled out for the rest of the season.

The Ireland international hasn’t played since their 30-26 defeat to Warrington on June 10.

The Huddersfield club have confirmed that Rushton will play no further part in their 2023 campaign after suffering a ‘serious injury’.

The club tweeted: “Harry Rushton has suffered a serious injury which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

“Get well soon Harry, we’ll see you back in 2024.”

Rushton linked up with the Giants from NRL side Canberra Raiders midway through last season, signing a deal until the end of the 2025 season.

The Blackool-born forward has made 12 appearances for the Giants this season, with 10 of those coming from the bench.

Rushton made his international debut for Ireland last year, qualifying to play for the Wolfhounds through his family heritage. He played in all three of Ireland’s group games at last year’s World Cup.

Huddersfield Giants coach provides injury latest on half-back

Huddersfield boss Ian Watson is hoping for positive news on Oliver Russell after the half-back was forced from the field against Wigan in the 22-6 defeat at the DW Stadium on Friday night.

Russell, 24, limped from the action late on in the loss against the Warriors, with Jake Bibby scoring the side’s only try of the night in the 75th minute.

The Oldham-born playmaker has been limited to just six Super League appearances in 2023 due to injuries, having returned from a lengthy lay-off earlier in June against Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

“It didn’t look nice on the sideline when they hit him late there, I know it’s been put on report,” Watson said on Russell.

“He’s got an ice pack on and fingers crossed he’s OK.

“He’s only just come back as well. He’s got a good career ahead of him, he just needs to keep developing. All this he’ll learn from.”

Next up for the Giants is a trip to Perpignan to face league leaders Catalans Dragons on Saturday.

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