Simpson in dreamland after Huddersfield debut

Huddersfield Giants youngster Jared Simpson was delighted to have made a try-scoring debut in Super League against Wigan on Sunday.

The 19-year-old, son of former rugby league professional Roger Simpson, started at full-back against the Warriors, and opened the game’s scoring with fine try.

“It was definitely a dream come true to play for the Giants in Super League,” he told his club’s official website.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do from the time I started playing the game.

“Obviously I was really nervous before the match started – in fact, I couldn’t believe how nervous I was – and even after I’d scored that early try, the nerves were still there. To be honest, the whole game and experience is still a bit of a blur.

“I couldn’t believe how much quicker Super League is compared to the Academy, where I’ve been playing all season, but physically there isn’t that much difference.

“As someone who’s not the biggest in the world, I was pretty happy about that!

“It’s just a shame we couldn’t end up beating Wigan, because I felt our first-half effort deserved a lot more reward.

“But this whole experience has shown me what Super League is all about, and it’s now up to me to make sure I learn from it all and come back even better.”

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