Rising Super League star Sam Wood has committed his future to the Giants.
The 18-year-old Academy centre or back-row forward has been rewarded for his three senior appearances in 2016 by signing a contract extension to keep him at the John Smith’s Stadium until the end of the 2018 season.
The Dewsbury Celtic product made his first-team debut in the narrow home defeat to Wigan Warriors earlier in the season in the midst of the Giants injury crisis and featured in the recent Challenge Cup triumph over Leeds Rhinos.
He was also the Huddersfield’s 18th man for Saturday’s narrow 16-14 Super League defeat at Catalans Dragons and will hoping to be in the mix for Sunday’s Magic Weekend clash against St Helens in Newcastle.
But whether Wood is included at St James’ Park or not, the talented teenager, who has also starred for the Academy at stand-off this season, is delighted to have sealed a deal for at least the next two years.
“It’s a great feeling to have signed an extension,” said Wood.
“It’s been a big step up for me playing some games in the first team, and it was great to get that opportunity to play.
“Being around the first team here has been really good for my development, because you learn so much about the details of the game.
“Hopefully, I can impress and get a few more senior games under my belt this season, as well as keep working hard for the 19s and be ready for when my time comes.
“My confidence has been boosted with every first-team fixture I’ve played, and it’s been boosted even more knowing the Giants want to keep me for longer.”