Rankin signs long-term Huddersfield deal

Huddersfield have handed a three-year deal to Jordan Rankin, who had initially joined the club on a short term deal.

Rankin, 25, is no stranger to Super League having had a previous spell at Hull, and returned to the UK with the Giants from Wests Tigers back in June.

He said: “I’m very happy to have signed a new three year deal with the Giants. Rick Stone, the Coaches and all the Playing Staff have been fantastic from the day I arrived here and I want to be able to repay them for that.

“The Club is heading in the right direction and I’m delighted to have signed this three year contract. I feel I’ve joined the Club at the right time with results going our way and our team looking strong as we aim to finish the season well.”

Rankin has made seven appearances for the Giants since making his debut in the loss at Salford at the beginning of July.

Giants Head Coach, Rick Stone, said: “Jordan’s made a really good impact on the pitch since he’s been here. 

“He’s got the flexibility of playing in a few positions and has been playing full-back for us so far, key ball playing roles are really important in a footy team and he’s got the ability to play those roles. 

“He’s fitted in well and has made a near seamless transition with some good form on the pitch as well as him being happy within himself and enjoying Huddersfield.

“If needed Jordan is more than capable of stepping up into the halves, he’s a good ball-runner, he’s got sharp feet, a good skill-set and a good kicking game. We’ve seen good combination play between Danny Brough, Lee Gaskell and Jordan and I’ve seen some good half-back traits coming out from him so we may look to utilise him in that role in the future.

“Jordan is a valuable long-term acquisition and has made a good impact since he joined. I think in a half-back or in a ball-playing position, try assists are just as important as tries and he’s definitely laid on a number of try assists this season. 

“That’s been really important, generally your full-back has got to come up with some big plays or money-balls and Jordan has managed to do that for us since he has been here. 

“He’s only 25 and has got a lot of good rugby ahead of him and he’s a great acquisition for us.” 

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