19 May 2023
HILL GIVES GIANTS RETENTION BOOST
Huddersfield Giants England International Prop forward Chris Hill has committed to the Huddersfield Giants for a further two seasons at least by signing a new contract.
The towering prop joined the club after his release from Warrington Wolves in 2021, and has gone on to make 29 appearances in the Claret and Gold so far.
Chris is one of the most experienced props in the game and is a huge asset to the Giants, with countless Challenge Cup final appearances and joins fellow forward Matty English in securing their future at the Huddersfield Giants.
After making 296 appearances for Warrington Wolves, Chris joined the Giants ahead of the 2022 season, and led the club to its first Challenge Cup final appearance since 2009, and a first play off berth since 2015.
The England international forward was also selected in Shaun Wane's England side and competed in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup after an impressive 2022 season.
Chris Hill commented on cementing his future at the John Smith's Stadium for an extra two years.
"I'm buzzing, I've come her at the later end of my career and it's given me a real boost.
"I want to repay that bit of faith back to Ken, the board and Watto, So now I am delighted to stay here and of course see my career out here."
Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said,
“The agreement with Chris was always one based on honesty and trust and when he said he wants to stay here and achieve his goals of medals in the claret and gold then that’s an easy one for us to buy into and agree as a club.
"Ian will talk I m sure about his undoubted abilities as a player and one who was a stand out in the World Cup but of equal importance are the standards he sets as a professional prop forward day in day out who is still at the top of his game.
"We have a number of younger players in and around Chris and he sets a great example as a leader and one who is rightly looked up to in our group as a man to be followed.
"There are reasons that Chris has and continues to have the career he does which set a great example for all to follow. This, in short, is excellent news for our clubs short, medium and long term aspirations.”
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