Back-rower Oliver Roberts has joined Michael Lawrence in committing his future to Huddersfield Giants by signing a contract until the end of the 2019 season.
The 21-year-old has made the Giants’ line-up in each of the three opening games of the Super League season, coming on as a substitute in yesterday’s 36-18 home loss to Widnes Vikings, and was happy to put pen to paper on a new deal.
He said: “When I was approached I simply sat down for a few minutes and thought to myself I am very happy here, it’s local to where I live and the training and fitness work is improving my game, so why can’t I take the opportunity and really establish myself here in Super League?
“I had a chat with my family and manager and we all agreed everything at Huddersfield suits me, so we got the contract drawn up and signed.
“I think we’ve a great side which has been shown even when some of the older players have been out and I want to establish myself in the top 17 week-in, week-out.”
Head coach Paul Anderson believes Roberts is a player whose best is yet to come.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Ollie has lots of improvements to come in his game and is someone that the club should invest in longer-term,” he said.