GIANTS official have praised the professionalism of departing Luke O’Donnell during his two seasons at the Super League club.
The former Australia Test back-row forward’s time at Huddersfield was blighted by a catalogue of injuries, which had restricted him to just 30 appearances in the claret and gold.
And tat was clearly a factor in a parting of the ways.
The Giants had the option of another year for O’Donnell but would have wanted to see a long, consistent run of appearances from him to commit to that deal.
“He understands where we are coming from, we understand his frustrations and we have simply shaken hands, wished each other all the very best and we move on,” explained Giants managing director Richard Thewlis.
“I am sure that he leaves some good friends behind here and for our part, while we never saw him at his consistent best week in, week out, due to injuries, he has been a superb professional to have in the club.
“I believe he helped us lift our standards throughout the club and has been a great role model to our younger forwards, some of whom must now look to take the opportunity that this presents to them.
“There have been no deals done in respect of Luke’s playing registration and he is free to choose his next destination back home.”