Sebastine Ikahihifo targets trophies after signing new Huddersfield deal

Drew Darbyshire
Sebastine Ikahihifo Huddersfield Giants SWpix

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Huddersfield have tied down former Super League Dream Team prop Sebastine Ikahihifo on a new deal which will see him remain at the Giants until the end of 2025.

The 31-year-old has made 91 appearances in the Claret and Gold across two spells since arriving in 2016.

Ikahihifo, a New Zealander who is of Tongan heritage, was named in the Super League Dream Team in 2017.

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson said: “It is brilliant that Seb’s staying with us for another two years.

“He’s an excellent individual to have the team, his tough and explosive style suits us perfectly. He leads by example and gets on with his job, which is a great attribute to have; and is a great asset in the squad.

“His carries, his efforts on and off the ball and explosive running style are perfect for the kind of side we have. At his best, he can be one of the best front-rowers in the competition. We’re delighted to keep him at Huddersfield Giants.”

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He said: “I’m delighted to be renewing my contract with Huddersfield Giants.

“We have achieved a lot in 2022 but the expectation from this group is to deliver consistently and be reaching finals and winning trophies consistently and I’d like to help make that happen.

“We have an excellent team and an excellent coaching staff, so all things are looking up for us to continue to move in the right direction.”

Earlier this week, Huddersfield confirmed the signing of winger or centre Jake Bibby. He will join the Giants on a three-year contract from his hometown club Wigan.

Bibby will be reunited with Watson at Huddersfield, for whom he played under during their days at Salford.

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