Huddersfield sign England Academy star George Roby

Drew Darbyshire

Huddersfield have signed England Academy international George Roby from Warrington on a two-year deal.

The 18-year-old hooker, who came through the ranks at Warrington and earned England honours at academy level, has committed to the Giants until at least the end of 2022.

Roby said: “I’m just buzzing to get started, I’m raring to go and it’s great to be getting started at a big club like Huddersfield, the stadium is absolutely unbelievable.

“I’ve signed a two-year deal and my ambition is to play Super League, but first I want to prove what I can do in training and then hopefully I can play first team.

“Ian Watson is one of the best coaches in the world at the minute and It’s obvious that the club have got some big names like Aidan Sezer, I’ve watched Aidan play NRL and if I could play alongside him it would just be incredible.

“I’ve been on a lot of zoom calls with the academy and it’s just amazing. The set up that they have is incredible and Huddersfield is a club that gives the young lads opportunities, so it was a no-brainer to sign the deal.”

Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis said: “This is another move concluded some time back which, given the academy are due to return to training at the weekend, is appropriate to announce now.

“The availability and possibility to sign any of the current England Academy squad is something that the club constantly monitors and we were delighted when George contacted us earlier in the year.”

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