Huddersfield forward Larne Patrick has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until the end of 2016.
Patrick, 23, has become a key part of Nathan Brown’s squad at the Galpharm Stadium, scoring 16 tries in 68 appearances.
Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said: “Without a doubt Larne is one of the most explosive and exciting players in the competition.
“He joins a growing number of home grown players who have debuted for the Giants in recent years and gone on to secure long term stability in their careers at our club as we continue to invest in young English talent giving them the opportunity to flourish.”
Patrick made his debut against in Castleford in 2009 having joined the club from Manly based reserve-grade side Naarabeen Sharks in Australia. He had previously been on the academy books at Bradford.
Patrick added: “I can now just purely focus on the rugby and enjoy my time here. I’m really looking forward to the next five years playing with the Giants.
“It’s important to keep the stability in the squad and we’ve got so many promising youngsters who are signed on long-term deals. The club is going forward and we want to be winning things and the focus is on achieving that.
“The focus for this year is to send Nathan Brown out with us achieving some silverware.”