13 Sep 2020

Stevens & Michael to rejoin camp

Robson Stevens and Ronan Michael are set to rejoin the Giants training squad

Huddersfield Giants have added Academy International Robson Stevens and Irish International Ronan Michael to the first team training squad ahead of the packed schedule of BetFred Super League games. 

Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said “There are obvious challenges for every club ahead and for us it made sense to now bring Robson off the furlough scheme and agree a triallist type contract with Ronan ahead of his re-joining anyway on December 1st

"His time at Canberra was unfortunately cut short by the pandemic and has been pushing to return to us as soon as we were able to finance the realities of it. Gone are the days of simply ringing a lad up to come train - we have complex issues around the whole Covid procedural bubble of first team training and interaction, minimum wage regulations, financial payment and its all far from straight forward. 

"That said we believe both these lads have long term futures at our club and this period will help them develop as players and people with the possibility of course they may even debut during the course of this season as time moves on. 

"A further added benefit is that it gives Simon more bodies at training to work with because at times we have been very low on numbers as players spent time away with injury rehabilitation and if called upon these lads would be squad numbers 35 and 36 which illustrates perfectly the situation.”

Robson Stevens said "It's great to return to training after such a long time and get back to playing Rugby. I'm looking forward to the experience and to get cracking and join the rest of the lads in training."

Ronan Michael said "I was keen to rejoin the camp and I'm glad I'm able to make my return to training. It'll be good to see the lads again for the first time since lockdown and try to earn my competitive debut for the Giants."