SCOTT GRIX has joined the Giants and vowed: "We’ll win trophies!"
The 25-year-old Ireland international was today confirmed as Huddersfield’s fourth signing for Super League XV after completing a move from Wakefield Wildcats.
The highly-talented utility player has signed a two-year deal and will join fellow Wakefield man and ex-Giants favourite Brad Drew, St Helens’ second-rower Lee Gilmour and New Zealand Test back-rower David Fa’alogo at the Galpharm in 2010.
Grix has revealed he turned down several lucrative offers from rival Super League clubs to join the Giants.
But the thought of moving to a Huddersfield club who have now emerged as a genuine Super League force and working under head coach Nathan Brown convinced Grix this was the switch to make.
"I’m really excited about playing for the Giants and I can’t wait to get started," said the Sowerby Bridge-based Grix, who is a neighbour and good friend of Huddersfield scrum-half Luke Robinson.
"If you look at the way Huddersfield have gone this year it’s clear each player has improved under Nathan Brown, and I want to make sure my game goes the same way.
"I’m at the stage in my career where I need to be rising to the next level, and in coming to Huddersfield I think I’ve found the right place to be.
"On top of that, I know I’m coming to one of the clubs who are more than capable of winning trophies, and that makes it even more exciting.
"Despite the season they have just had, Nathan has indicated there is much to improve on, and I’m really looking forward to being a part of that."
Grix’s career has flourished over the past 12 months.
He was one of Ireland’s top performers during last autumn’s successful World Cup campaign in Australia and has been one of Wakefield’s most consistent players throughout 2009 where he impressed at half-back, loose forward and on the wing.
And Grix could soon be joined by another new signing in Sheffield Eagles talented young half-back Kyle Wood, who is believed to be close to finalising a three-year deal at the Galpharm.