Wardle extends Giants stay

Huddersfield have extended the contract of centre Joe Wardle until the end of the 2017 season.

Wardle, 21, has scored 30 tries in 57 appearances for the club and his retention was viewed as a key part of the clubs long term plans.

Delighted at signing a new contract with the Claret and Gold, Wardle said:

“I am pleased to have signed a new deal as it gives me and my family some security. The way the club has progressed over the past few years and the way it continues to progress with wanting to win things it’d be stupid to want to be anywhere else.

“I learn a lot from playing alongside Brett Ferres, Leroy Cudjoe and Danny Brough, and I am sure that my best years are ahead of me. I will continue to try my best and improve and hopefully I will continue to play because of that.

“We are putting a good squad together now and if we can stay together then we can continue pushing for titles. Hopefully we can continue winning and then the silverware will follow.”

Head coach Paul Anderson also commented on the deal:

“We are pleased to recruit Joe on a long term deal at the Huddersfield Giants.

“Joe is an important member of the squad who consistently performs with high levels of intensity. He can hold his own in defence and yet prove to be a valuable attacking threat and it is always nice to have those sorts of players within the squad.”

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