Jermaine McGillvary turns down NRL offers to stay at Huddersfield

Jermaine McGillvary has ruled out a move to the NRL with a new four-year contract at hometown club Huddersfield.

The 30-year-old was contracted to the Giants for the next two years but is now set to end his career in Super League after committing his future to the club until the end of the 2022 season.

England star McGillvary has scored 151 tries in 202 games for the Giants and is over the moon to be staying at the club.

He said: “I’m over the moon to re-sign with the club.

“The club and supporters mean everything to me. It’s my hometown club and I’ve never wanted to leave as long as everything is in the right place.

“They’ve always treated me well and that’s why I play so hard. As long as I feel loved, I’ll do anything for the club.

“It’s the same with the fans, they’ve always shown a huge amount of support and love.

“It just makes my time here a lot more enjoyable and it makes me want to stay here for the remainder of my career and even after that if there’s an opportunity.”

Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: “Jermaine was without a doubt the star of the World Cup from an England perspective and we were aware that NRL clubs had been sniffing around but we have been able to improve and extend Jermaine’s contract with us, which is great news for all concerned.”

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