Leroy Cudjoe has ‘no plans to retire’ as he enters 18th year with Huddersfield

Josh McAllister
Leroy Cudjoe

Leroy Cudjoe says he has no plans to retire just yet and is indeed hoping to earn a new contract in his 18th year with his hometown club. 

The 33-year-old has been with the Giants since the age of 16. Progressing through the club’s academy, he made his debut in 2008 against Leeds.

He was rewarded with a testimonial in 2018, and has featured in more than 300 games for the John Smith’s Stadium side.

He reached that milestone during the 2021 season against Hull FC.

Looking ahead to 2022, Cudjoe is enjoying another pre-season and is hoping to earn a new contract.

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“Pre-season has been good this year, it’s been very tough but also enjoyable,” he told Love Rugby League.

“It never gets any easier regardless of age.

“The new boys have settled in very well. It makes it easier when you sign good people and with a few boys returning to the club we knew they’d slot straight back in.

“The signs from training are really encouraging. We are a lot more advanced than we were at this stage last year and that’s down to the quality and depth we’ve added to the squad.

“We believe the squad is good enough to compete this season and that’s what we’ll be aiming to do.

“I have no plans to retire. Physically and mentally I feel really good. I will see how I go this year performance wise.

“My goals are to perform well enough to earn a spot in the team every week and to earn another deal.”

Ian Watson’s side begin their 2022 Super League campaign away at Toulouse live on Sky Sports.

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