McGillvary commits to Giants for four more years

In-form winger Jermaine McGillvary has signed a four-year contract extension at Huddersfield.

McGillvary, 27, has scored 27 tries in 32 appearances for the Giants this season and is being widely tipped for a place in Steve McNamara’s England squad for the test series against New Zealand.

Coach Paul Anderson said: “Everyone knew that Jerry was a good player.

“My challenge to him at the start of the year was to show he is a very, very good player and one who should be asking questions of selection into the national team. 

“The only way to do that is through consistently high form and everyone can see that’s exactly what the lad has produced. 

“He has finished his year as Super League’s top try scorer and is right up there for his metres gained which is a huge part of his armoury. 

“He’s a Huddersfield boy and that’s important to us too and demonstrates to the game that our local area produces talent which gets its rewards and obviously everyone knows he is a fans’ favourite.”

McGillvary has scored 101 tries in 148 games for the Giants since making his debut in 2010.

He said: “I’m happy at Huddersfield – I always have been and I imagine I always will be. 

“This season has definitely been my best so far and I wanted it to keep going but we let ourselves down at Wigan. 

“I’m not sure about my plans for the off season yet as I’m hoping for an England call but whatever happens I know I’m a Giant for a long time now.”

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