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Huddersfield duo sign contract extensions

05 Aug 22, 7:32AM 0 Comments

Written by Rugby Football League

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Huddersfield Giants have announced that Leroy Cudjoe and Sam Hewitt have both signed contract extentions with the West Yorkshire side.

Cudjoe will be contracted to the Giants until the end of next season, meanwhile Hewitt has signed a two year extention which will see him stay at the John Smith’s Stadium until the end of 2024.

34-year-old Cudjoe will go into his 15th season with Huddersfield, in which he has made 331 appearances scoring 127 tries.

Meanwhile Hewitt, has made 43 appearances since his debut in 2018.

Huddersfield head coach, Ian Watson said: “It’s great to confirm deals for Leroy and Sam, who are two guys who add a significant amount of professionalism and the right attitude to the club.

“Leroy’s commitment and attitude towards himself and his fellow teammates is something that all of our squad can learn from, and his keenness to pass his knowledge on to the younger lads in the squad is invaluable as well. He’s shown his ability to continue to compete at the top level throughout this season and he forms a key part of our continued mission to be competing for Grand Finals and Challenge Cups on a regular basis.

“Sam has also shown a similar attitude in his time with the club, is always professional in training and always does the right things. He’s good on both sides of the ball and we’re looking forward to seeing how he develops over the next two years.

Cudjoe, who made his debut in 2018 said: “To re-sign with the Giants is excellent personal news for me, I’m delighted to be continuing my career at my hometown club. Going into the 15th year since my debut, I’m so glad that I’ll be able to keep turning out in the Claret & Gold and helping this squad compete for trophies in the next year, and helping the next generation of Giants with their development to make our success sustainable. I’d like to thank all who contributed to getting this deal over the line.”

Meanwhile second rower Sam Hewitt commented “I’m delighted to be extending my stay with Huddersfield Giants – it’s a great squad environment to be part of and they club have shown faith in me throughout my career. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop and challenging the squad for a starting jersey in the coming years”.

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