Catalans back-rower Kenny Edwards has agreed to join Huddersfield on a three-year deal, according to reports Down Under.
The 29-year-old’s contract with the Dragons expires at the end of the season and he is set to pen a $1million deal with the Giants, suggests Clarkey’s NRL Column.
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BREAKING NEWS – EXCLUSIVE ___ Catalans Dragons star forward Kenny Edwards has signed a 3 year, $1 million plus dollar deal with Super League side Huddersfield Giants. ___ The 29 year old attracted a wide range of interest from the Super League & NRL. Ultimately, Huddersfield offered him a deal that will secure his family's future. ___ Edwards has played 33 Super League games since joining the Dragons in 2018. He has also led his side to their maiden trophy, winning the Challenge Cup at Wembley. ___ Huddersfield head coach Simon Woolford was very keen to secure Edwards, who himself wanted to unite with an Australian coach. ___ Sources have revealed Edwards family has struggled whilst living in France with schooling etc & a move to the UK will be extremely beneficial. ___ I'm also hearing Warrington Wolves head coach Steve Price is devastated having missed on on Edwards. He had his eyes set on the back row for a very long time & remained in regular contact. ___ Edwards will be 32 years old at the end of this deal. It is unknown if he will pursue an NRL return afterwards however, I am hearing he is potentially committed to representing Cook Islands in the Oceania Cup.
Edwards has scored one try in 14 games for Catalans this term and helped Steve McNamara’s side lift the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 2018.
The New Zealander made 70 appearances in the NRL for Parramatta Eels between 2013-18, before linking up with the Dragons last year.
Clarkey’s NRL Column also claims Warrington were interested in signing Edwards, but he has decided to go to Huddersfield.