LUKE ROBINSON is joining the Giants.
The 23-year-old scrum half today completed a three-year deal and is ready to form one of Super League’s most exciting half-back partnerships with Kevin Brown.
The Halifax-based player began his professional career with Wigan and has spent the last three seasons at Salford.
His move to Huddersfield has been confirmed on the back of the City Reds’ relegation from Super League.
Yet even though Robinson was part of a struggling team, delighted Giants coach Jon Sharp believes he has captured a player at the very top of his game.
“This is an enormous signing for us,” said Sharp.
“He is without doubt one of the best half-backs in the game and to be able to bring him to Huddersfield is absolutely fantastic.
“I know he’s a player every club in Super League would like in their side, so for him to choose us is massive.
“I’m already extremely excited about seeing him link up with Kevin Brown at half-back.
“Both players are still in their early 20s but already have a wealth of experience at Super League level.
“As far as I’m concerned, the Giants now have the future Great Britain half-back pairing.
“And I say this even though Luke has been a part of a side that has just been relegated.
“Even though Salford have been struggling, his own form has not suffered at all, and that says a great deal about his character.
“He’s a fantastic player with all the skills and a great leader.”
Robinson is seen as the ready-made replacement for departing Giants star Brad Drew, who has spent much of the season playing scrum half.
And Galpharm chief Sharp admits there are great similarities between the two men.
“In Luke, we have the perfect player to step into Brad’s shoes,” added Sharp.
“Both players are half-backs and are excellent kickers in open play. Luke is a superb exponent of the 40-20.
“On top of that, Luke is a warrior and has the heart of a lion.
“He’s tenacious and blessed with an incredible amount of skill.
“He’s also a real character in the game, and when I’ve spoken about him before to his former Wigan teammates at the Giants in Martin Aspinwall, Kevin Brown, Stuart Jones and Stephen Wild, it always brings a smile to their faces.
“I know they’ll all be delighted when they hear this news.
“Having played with him before, they know what a top player he is.”