Jake Bibby: Huddersfield confirm signing of Wigan centre

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Huddersfield have signed centre Jake Bibby on a three-year deal from his hometown club Wigan from 2023.

The 26-year-old has scored 27 tries in 73 games for the Warriors over the past three seasons. He helped his boyhood club win the Challenge Cup as they beat Huddersfield at Tottenham earlier this year.

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson said: “We’re delighted to add Jake to our squad for 2023.

“Jake has proven that he is a top level performer that has competed at the top level in Grand Finals and Challenge Cup finals throughout his career, and can offer us experience of those situations.

“He’s a great bloke and a very consistent, versatile player who works hard and will be a huge asset on both sides of the ball and will offers us a great deal of competition in the outside backs.”

Jake Bibby on Huddersfield move

Bibby will be reunited with his former coach Ian Watson at the Giants. He played under Watson during his time at Salford, where he played 78 games.

He said: “I had really good talks with Ian Watson, I know what he’s all about and what his vision is. Even this season you can see what the club’s striving for and I want to come here and add quality to the side. I know they are on the verge of winning something. I want to come here, add quality and experience and add to a good team.”

“The experience that this club has is excellent; having people like Leroy Cudjoe and Jermaine McGillvary in the squad can only help me. I feel like I am quite experienced myself but there’s still stuff for me to learn from them and it’s just really exciting and I can’t wait to get started.”

Wigan coach Matt Peet said: “Jake should be very proud of his three years at Wigan. He has delivered everything as expected and contributed to some outstanding moments. He is a quality professional and we wish him and his family all the best for the future.”

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