PAUL WHITE has been handed a second chance to become a major Super League player with the Giants.
The 21-year-old flier today signed a contract extension to keep him at the Galpharm until the end of next season.
White's new deal has been earned on the back of a promising second half to the season.
The start of his year was wrecked by a broken leg suffered in the pre-season defeat of Castleford Tigers, the Super League visitors to the stadium this Sunday (3.00).
But head coach Jon Sharp believes the utility player - White has played half-back, hooker and wing this season - has shown enough in recent months to convince him he is worth giving another chance.
"I was looking at this season as the one when Paul really started to establish himself in Super League," said Sharp.
"He had a great off-season and I was very excited about his potential. I felt this could be his year and I think Paul thought the same.
"But the broken leg he suffered in the pre-season game against Castleford meant he was back to square one. It was a bitter blow.
"Yet the way he responded was magnificent and all the hard work he put in to build himself back up is now reaping its reward.
"This new contract extension is a recognition of that fact."
White is again expected to feature in some capacity against Castleford on Sunday.
He came off the bench against Leeds Rhinos last weekend with positive effect, and may be earmarked to play a similar role against the Tigers.
The lightning quick White, who represented the Giants in last month's Fastest Man in RL event, could play some of the game at half-back, with Stanley Gene (foot) again expected to be on the sidelines.