Lunt pens new Giants deal

Huddersfield hooker Shaun Lunt has signed a new deal with the Giants to keep him at the club until the end of 2015.

Lunt, 24, has enjoyed a sharp rise to the top of the game, joining Huddersfield from Championship 1 side Workington for the 2009 season.

After scoring a try on his Giants debut, he has gone on to become a regular first team player, earning him England honours, while speculation has also linked him with a move to the NRL.

Head Coach Nathan Brown said: “This is great news for the club. To see him sign for the Giants from Workington and see him progress to play for England and extend his time here is good news for the club and for Lunty going forward. The more good English players the Giants can sign the better.”

The Cumbrian born number nine has scored 33 tries in 60 appearances, including a try in the 2009 Challenge Cup final defeat against Warrington.

Lunt said: “It is absolutely brilliant to sort my long term future out at the club. We have a fantastic playing squad here at the Giants.

“We have good depth to the squad with the mix of youth and experience and we will continue to push hard for honours.”

“Although there was talk of playing overseas to stay at the Giants is really important to me and so when the Club came in with the offer for me to remain here I didn’t want to play anywhere else.”

Lunt joins fellow playmakers Luke Robinson, Kevin Brown and Danny Brough in committing his future to the club, while prop Eorl Crabtree has also recently signed a new deal.

Managing Director Richard Thewlis said: “The recruitment and retention long term of players who really want to wear the claret and gold and be part of something very special down here is a continual process throughout all our age groups right through to the first team.

“I am sure that everyone will be delighted that Shaun is a Giant for the foreseeable future and he gives this club another high quality international player with a long term commitment which has to be good for our short and long term success.”

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