16 Dec 2020
Two more depart Giants as Watson continues to shape squad
Huddersfield Giants have made two further changes to the 2021 BetFred Super League Squad. Twenty four year old half back Tom Holmes has left to pursue options in the Championship and 20 year old wingman Innes Senior will return to the Wakefield Trinity club on a season long loan.
Huddersfield Giants Managing Director, Richard Thewlis, explained the changes to www.giantsrl.com.“The new era under Ian Watson continues to take shape ahead of our return to train in early January. These moves are linked to other recruitment matters with the overall objective being to have a reduced squad in 2021 but one of course packed with quality that can challenge for honours.
"In Tom's case the signing of NRL half back/hooker Jack Cogger alongside James Cunningham did make his path into the first team more difficult and he is a player that has a number of options open to him which he is keen to explore and ultimately he will take one of them. He leaves with our best wishes for the future and thanks for his time with us.
"In the case of Innes he is a player that as things stand we see having a long term future at our club. His issue is one that will face many players of his age in the game in 2021 with no reserve competition and the RFL having removed the dual registration option.
"Everyone here feels that to improve significantly he needs regular game time and it was seen from his spell at Wakefield towards the end of last year how he benefited from that. It’s a tough call for us to make but Wakefield are keen for another year and Ian is comfortable with the numerous options we have on the wings to be able to let Innes have a year out and work with Chris Chester across at Belle Vue."
"The future is difficult to predict in Rugby League but we do see Innes as being part of our club going forward but for him this is the best move at this stage of his career and one that he was very keen to take.”