HUDDERSFIELD Giants are playing down reports they are on the verge of a second signing from Super League rivals Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
After confirming a one-year contract for 34-year-old hooker Brad Drew last week, the Galpharm club have been linked with a possible deal for 25-year-old utility back Scott Grix.
However, Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said that he was not aware of any deal in the offing for Halifax-born Grix, who skippered Ireland in the 2008 World Cup finals.
Grix began his career with his hometown club and returned to Fax after a spell with Doncaster.
He also played for French club Limoux, Warrington, Leigh and Widnes before joining Wakefield for the 2008 Super League campaign.
The Giants’ search for playmakers is also believed to include 20-year-old Kyle Wood – a product of the Wakefield academy system.
The half-back, who can also play hooker, impressed with Doncaster in their National League II grand final-winning season in 2008 and he has gone on to have a strong season with Sheffield Eagles this time around.
Giants forward Paul Jackson may also be on the verge of making a move – leaving to rejoin Castleford Tigers.
The 30-year-old Scottish international prop and ex-Wakefield man has made more than 100 appearances in his second spell at Huddersfield since signing from the Wheldon Road club in 2005.