Huddersfield Giants have transferred Brett Ferres to Super League rivals Leeds Rhinos for an undisclosed fee.

The 29-year-old England international second row forward made 77 appearances for the Giants scoring 28 tries.

Ferres had been suspended by the club back in November after newspaper reports claimed the player had been caught with another teammates wife.

The shock suspension came just days after the second-row forward had played a leading role in England’s 2-1 Test series triumph over New Zealand.

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A spokesman for the Giants said: “The Giants have agreed to transfer Brett Ferres to Leeds Rhinos for an undisclosed fee – the club will be making no further comment.”

Ferres, who was club vice-captain, had been given time off to take a break from playing after his work with the England camp but never returned to training with the Giants.

The forward signed for the Giants in 2013 after a career which had taken in Bradford Bulls, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Castleford Tigers and now joins a Leeds side who completed a Super League, Challenge Cup and League Leaders Shield treble last term.