Huddersfield tie down homegrown duo to new deals

Drew Darbyshire
Leroy Cudjoe and Will Pryce Huddersfield SWpix

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Huddersfield have given contract extensions to homegrown duo Leroy Cudjoe and Sam Hewitt.

Centre Cudjoe, who has signed a one-year extension, has scored 127 tries in 331 games for Huddersfield since making his debut in 2008. The 34-year-old won 10 caps for England between 2010-13.

Cudjoe said: “To re-sign with the Giants is excellent personal news for me. I’m delighted to be continuing my career at my hometown club.

“Going into the 15th year since my debut, I’m so glad that I’ll be able to keep turning out in the Claret and Gold and helping this squad compete for trophies in the next year; and helping the next generation of Giants with their development to make our success sustainable.”

Forward Hewitt, meanwhile, has made 43 appearances for the Giants since making his debut in 2018. He has signed a new two-year deal with the Giants.

Hewitt said: “I’m delighted to be extending my stay with Huddersfield Giants.

“It’s a great squad environment to be part of and they club have shown faith in me throughout my career. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop and challenging the squad for a starting jersey in the coming years.”


Huddersfield boss delighted to tie down Cudjoe and Hewitt

Giants coach Ian Watson said: “It’s great to confirm deals for Leroy and Sam, who are two guys who add a significant amount of professionalism and the right attitude to the club.

“Leroy’s commitment and attitude towards himself and his fellow team-mates is something that all of our squad can learn from. His keenness to pass his knowledge on to the younger lads in the squad is invaluable as well.

“He’s shown his ability to continue to compete at the top level throughout this season and he forms a key part of our continued mission to be competing for Grand Finals and Challenge Cups on a regular basis.

“Sam has also shown a similar attitude in his time with the club, is always professional in training and always does the right things. He’s good on both sides of the ball and we’re looking forward to seeing how he develops over the next two years.”

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