Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has expressed his delight that Luke Robinson will remain at the Giants until the end of 2017.
The 30-year-old half-back or hooker has today signed a contract extension which means he’s on course to spend 10 seasons at the Super League club.
Robinson has become a big hit with the fans since his arrival at the Giants from Salford in 2007, with Anderson revealing the former England playmaker is his sort of player.
“Luke Robinson is one of our leaders in our playing group, which is epitomised by the way he trains and plays. It’s always with total commitment,” said Anderson.
“For him to do such a period with one club shows how his coaches, players and supporters over the years have valued him, and it’s great the club and he have put pen to paper and secured him for the foreseeable future.
“He deserves his extension and he’s one guy you’d stand alongside in the trenches when the going gets tough. You know you can always count on Robbo.”
The deal to keep hold of Robinson’s services was also one that has pleased Giants managing director Richard Thewlis.
“Luke was a marquee signing for us along with David Hodgson back in 2007 as we started to really invest in top-class young English lads on the back of our 2006 Challenge Cup final appearance,” he said.
“He has given tremendous commitment and brought class to the club, on and off the field, with each of his three head coaches (Jon Sharp, Nathan Brown and Anderson) praising his toughness.
“He also helped take us to our second Challenge Cup final in 2009 and into the play-offs in every year, bar one, as well as representing England. As a result, he has, for me, cemented his place as one of Huddersfield’s modern day greats.
“One of our goals here is to make memories and enable this group to stand alongside some of our tremendous teams of the past with silverware.
“And I know that Luke Robinson deserves that accolade having seen day in, day out his commitment to our club.”