RIKKI SHERIFFE'S eye-catching Super League efforts with Halifax have earned him a new two-year full-time contract with the Giants.

Huddersfield's Academy winger spent the last seven games on loan at struggling Halifax, scoring three tries and picking up several man-of-the-match awards.

That significantly helped raise the profile of the 19-year-old and alerted clubs to his potential availability.

But he has now opted to re-sign for the Giants and has been added to the club's Super League squad.

"I was frustrated that I wasn't getting a look-in in the first team with Huddersfield because of the form of Hefin O'Hare and Marcus St Hilaire," explained Sheriffe.

"So, I took the gamble to go on loan to Halifax and prove to everyone that I do have what it takes to hack it at Super League level.

"I've obviously done enough to show everyone here that I do have something to offer, and I'm absolutely delighted with the way it has worked out.

"I know I'll again be behind Hefin and Marcus in the pecking order, but with a big pre-season under my belt I'm hoping to pressure on them.

"I've also got a new coach to impress in Jon Sharp and that's something else I'll be looking to use to my advantage."

The re-signing of Sheriffe has been made with the full blessing of Sharp, despite the new head coach still being involved in the Grand Final race with current club St Helens, where he is No2 to Ian Millward.

Sharp will take full control at the McAlpine as soon as the Saints' Super League play-off commitments have come to an end.

And that could come as early as tonight if the reigning champions fail to beat London Broncos at Knowsley Road.

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