Huddersfield reward promising duo with new deals

Huddersfield youngsters Sam Hewitt and Jon Luke Kirby have signed new deals that will see them stay at the club until the end of 2022.

Hewitt made his first-team debut in 2018 and played 13 games in 2019, while Kirby made his senior debut last season and then went on to play three games.

Hewitt played in the 18-0 Challenge Cup defeat to Toronto shortly before the season was suspended, and there still remains no confirmation of a return to action despite suggestions of live streaming on Betfred and Sky Sports behind closed doors.

Giants’ managing director Richard Thewlis said: “Whilst we are relatively speaking just at the start of what will be the toughest two-and-half years that this club and the game at large has faced it is nice to be able to report some positive news.

“Both Sam and Jon have been with us there entire professional careers and are great role models for the players younger than them to follow. Both will look to make next year their big break through after already playing some Super League and will I am sure be putting their hands up to go as soon as the league recommences.

“There is no news on that front to report yet and like everyone we watch the daily briefings regarding the COVID-19 situation and wonder what the future will bring for us all.”

“We have furloughed nearly 100 people who are employed by us under the government’s scheme to give us some protection but like every club we know we will face many difficult days ahead.

“Our mantra internally has been one of togetherness and that remains in my view ours and the games best hope of eventually coming through the other side of this terrible situation.”

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