THE Giants have added to their Super League squad by signing another top Wigan prospect.
Just two weeks after helping England’s Academy side secure a Test series triumph over Australia, Matthew Sarsfield has put pen to paper on a three-year Galpharm deal.
The powerful 18-year-old back-row forward follows in the footsteps of former Wigan Academy teammate Jon Molloy, who moved to Huddersfield in November.
Sarsfield has been handed the full-time contract after impressing during a trial period with the Giants, with Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis describing the latest addition as an investment for the future.
“It’s a super signing for us and one that shows how highly we are now regarded in the game by top-line players,” said Thewlis.
“Young Matthew had a superb international series and has trained with the first-grade here since then with a view to staying on when he had other offers on the table to start immediately.
“You could say he basically backed himself to get here (as we were his favoured option) when he had opportunities to secure his future elsewhere, and all our coaches are impressed with him and he thoroughly deserves his deal.
“He is expected to make his debut in the trial game at Batley alongside Jon Molloy and Jacob Fairbank next Sunday in what I believe is a very exciting and promising back row for the long term future of the Huddersfield Giants.”
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