Danny Kirmond has signed a new four-year deal with Huddersfield, keeping him at the club until the end of 2013.
Kirmond, 23, arrived at the Galpharm Stadium from Featherstone at the beginning of last season as a winger but has successfully made the transition to the second row.
“I’m absolutely delighted about this, and because it’s a four-year deal it gives me a great deal of security,” said Kirmond. “The onus is now on me to kick on and improve, because I’m already hoping to stay even longer!
“I love it here and the only thing on my mind is doing the best I can for the Giants in the next four years.
“Nathan Brown and the players that have come in have added a lot to us as a team. We are constantly improving and this really is a club on the up.
“Who knows where we will be in four years, but this is a very exciting period for the club.”
Kirmond has kicked on since the arrival of new coach Nathan Brown, and has started five of the Giants last seven games.
“Danny is a very exciting prospect,” said Brown.
“The club found him playing on the wing for Featherstone, so it was a very good signing at that time.
“Danny’s got good speed and footwork, and he can beat people, which is pretty important for a back rower.
“He is going to continue improving, and he’s still got a long way to go if he wants to fulfil his potential.
“As each game comes, Danny can develop into a very good player.”
Meanwhile, new loan signing Lee Mossop is set to make his debut in this weekend’s game against Wakefield. The young back rower joined the club from Wigan earlier this week.