Jamaica World Cup history-maker commits long-term future to Huddersfield Giants

Drew Darbyshire
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Kieran Rush in action for Jamaica at last year's World Cup

Jamaica international Kieran Rush has committed has signed a new three-year deal with Huddersfield Giants, keeping him at the John Smith’s Stadium until the end of 2026.

The 20-year-old, who has come through Huddersfield’s academy, made his international debut for Jamaica last year, playing in all three of their World Cup group games.

Rush, who has previously had spells with Swinton, Rochdale and Keighley, made his first team debut for Huddersfield back in May.

On signing his new deal with the Giants, Rush said: “I’m buzzing to sign a three-year extension here.

“I really enjoy being here, we’ve got a great set of lads and I can’t wait to see what the next few years has in store.

“It was a really special moment making my debut this year after a lot of hard work.

“I still feel like I’ve got more to bring this year once I’m back from injury. 

“It’s great knowing Watto has that faith in you to offer you a three year extension, now I’m looking forward now to kick on and prove to him that I deserve it.”


Ian Watson ‘delighted’ to see Kieran Rush extend his stay at Huddersfield Giants

Watson says he is confident the club can get Rush to the point of him being a regular spine player in Super League.

Watson said: “As a club, we’re delighted that Kieran Rush has decided to extend his stay here and it’s a testament to himself and the hard work that he’s consistently put in and the hard work of the staff we have here, working with Kieran throughout the years.

“Kieran’s come through the youth system here at the Giants, and his level of consistency in his work and training is why that we’ve offered him this deal.

“He deserves the chance after the work he’s put in with how he lives his life, he’s a model professional and has a good base to build on.

“He’s on a real good path at this club, Rushy still has a lot of development ahead of him but we’re confident we can get him to where we believe he can get to which is a full-time Super League spine player that’s playing week in, week out.

“He’ll build on his early experiences here of a first team debut and that’ll stand him in good stead for the future.”

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