HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS back-row forward Dale Ferguson has joined Super League rivals Hull KR on a month’s loan.
The move has been made following the arrival of Giants marquee signing Ukuma Ta’ai, who began training with his new club yesterday and is already pushing for a start in Sunday’s home clash against London Broncos.
"Dale Ferguson needs game time and Hull KR are suffering some injuries at the moment, so the loan arrangement benefits everyone in all our opinions here at the club," explained Giants managing director Richard Thewlis.
"Our head coach, Paul Anderson, currently has his forwards fit, and keeping them all match-ready will be a challenge, so he was delighted to be able to accept Hull KR’s request and have one of our players playing Super League week in, week out.
"It is only for a month at this stage and Dale knows he remains a Giant contractually and we look forward to watching him play.
"There is the opportunity for Batley to take our players using the partnership system, but all understand that should Super League clubs wish to take any of our fringe players and play them to help their fitness and experience, then that is naturally preferable."