Former State of Origin hooker Nathan Peats makes Huddersfield return

Nathan Peats Huddersfield

Huddersfield have signed former State of Origin hooker Nathan Peats for a second time to plug the gap created by the sudden departure of Samoa international Danny Levi.

The 32-year-old Peats, who played for New South Wales in 2017, had a 12-game loan spell with the Giants towards the end of the 2021 season and, after a year in France, is returning to the John Smith’s Stadium on a two-year deal.Huddersfield coach Ian Watson said: “I said it when he was here about Nathan – he was one the best nines that I have had the opportunity to work with.

“Look at the success we had when he came in at the back end of the year, I think we won six out of 10 and we basically had 10 Under-21s playing then.

“His experience along with the likes of Chris McQueen was huge so to put Nathan Peats in with the likes of Kevin Naiqama and Chris Hill as well as Chris McQueen again, while having that balance in the team and the spine is going to be huge for us going forward and potentially take us to another level.”

Nathan Peats delighted to link up with the Giants again

Huddersfield agreed to release Levi from the second year of his two-year contract for family reasons.

Peats said: “It’s been really exciting for me, I didn’t really want to leave last year.

“I’ve obviously been in France for the last 10 months, but as soon as I heard the situation and that Watto was interested again I couldn’t jump at it any quicker.”

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