HEFIN O'HARE has today signed a new one-year contract with the Giants.
The deal ends months of speculation over his future, with Salford believed to have been leading the chase to secure his signature.
But the Giants came up with a new offer at the 11th hour and O'Hare, who has made 100 senior appearances for the club, had no hesitation in signing.
It's a move that has delighted coach Jon Sharp, who believes the 25-year-old Welsh international still has a great deal to offer.
"This may be a late signing, but he has never really been out of my plans from the start of the year," said Sharp.
"I've spoken to him on a regular basis and made it clear what I wanted from him.
"As a result, we've seen his form pick up, and I've enjoyed watching him play in his new role.
"I've never been a fan of pigeon-holing players, and with Hefin I felt he had a great deal more to offer than just being a winger.
"And I believe I've found a new little niche for him, coming on and lifting the side when there has been a dip in games.
"His impact from the bench has been tremendous, although he knows that doesn't mean that's the only role he'll play.
"Hefin has a lot more to offer in Super League than that, and I know that whatever role he plays he will always give 100%.
"He is a consummate professional who is a pleasure to coach.
"His positive attitude at training is infectious, and even when the chips have been down he's always kept plugging away.
"I really like the bloke and I've got a lot of time for him. I'm delighted he's staying."
O'Hare is already training with the Welsh national squad in preparation for this autumn's European Nations.
And he will be looking to impress to set him up for a big pre-season - full interview on Page 46.
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