TOP prospect Anthony Mullally has joined the Giants.
Huddersfield today completed a deal to bring the 21-year-old prop to the Super League club for next season on a three-year contract.
The Giants paid an undisclosed transfer fee to Widnes Vikings to secure the services of the 6ft 5in, 17-stone front-rower, who spent 2011 developing his game at top Australian club Brisbane Broncos.
Mullally has spent the second half of this season at Co-operative Championship club Whitehaven after rejecting an improved offer to stay at the Vikings, and he can’t wait to make the switch.
“Huddersfield have been a leading club in Super League for a number of years, with a predominantly young English-based team, and I’m looking forward to joining,” he said.
“I know I’ll have a big fight to get a spot in the first 17, because the squad is so strong, but there can be few better coaches to learn from than Paul Anderson as a prop.
“I hear nothing but good reports of all aspects of the set-up at the club and I’ll be moving across to live nearby after this season has finished. To be honest, that can’t come soon enough.”
Mullally has been on the Giants’ radar for some time, and managing director Richard Thewlis is delighted they’ve got him.
“Anthony was identified a long time back by us as being a prodigious talent, and the year in Australia confirmed that from the reports we received,” he said.
“He joins a growing list of young English players that have chosen the Giants to further their careers and we are absolutely delighted to have him on board.
“He has a considerable physical presence already but also he has pace and a determination to improve his game.
“The Giants have established a reputation for being able to turn younger professional players into regular Super League players, then England Knights and ultimately for the Elite full England team, and I look forward to seeing how Anthony will slot into our club in November and push his claims through the off season for a starting shirt.”