Suaia Matagi to arrive at Huddersfield in time for Super 8s

Drew Darbyshire

Samoa international Suaia Matagi will be able to play for Huddersfield in the Super 8s.

The Giants announced the signing of the Parramatta Eels front-rower for the 2019 season earlier this month but they have managed to get him over to England earlier than planned.

Matagi will bolster Huddersfield’s pack for the Super 8s and Giants coach Simon Woolford says the player has already received his visa and is ready to go.

Woolford said: “We have worked quietly away from the media spotlight to enable Suaia to come now and help us in the final games and I’m excited that he’ll be here soon.

“I have spoken before about his qualities and to be able to add a player of his stature at this stage of the year should give everyone a huge boost.

“He was my first signing for Huddersfield and it’s a mark of him as a man and shows his determination to help us that, as soon as his visa landed, he wanted to get here, meet his new playing group and help us get some wins.”