18th December 2015


Giants youngsters Mikey wood and Jake Wardle handed number 27 and 28 shirts respectively.

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The Huddersfield Giants announced their squad numbers for the 2016 First Utility Super League season this morning.

Young players Mikey Wood and Jake Wardle, younger brother of Joe, have been handed the number 27 and 28 shirts respectively.

Giants Head Coach Paul Anderson said that he was impressed by Wood, during his spell on loan last season at Halifax and believes he could have a chance to play during the Giants pre-season fixtures:

“Mikey is a junior international and a Huddersfield boy, he is very, very consistent with regards to playing with our under 19’s. When we signed him up last year to become a full time player as a Super League squad member, he went out to Halifax on loan knowing that he wasn’t going to play every week, just for that experience and different environment and playing against men.

“He played in Halifax’s last game of the year against Bradford and played very well in a very good Halifax victory and it all shows. Mikey has got a lot of hard work in front of him and he will get his first chance to play against Halifax in pre-season.”

Wardle has also been involved in pre-season training, however Anderson is keen not to put any pressure on the youngster:

“Jake is still very, very young and there is not a great deal of pressure on him in regards to his ability to perform, especially first grade this year but if I see potential in him that he might get an opportunity at some point in the near future.

“Jake was a very sought after young player and junior international so we wanted to try and do the right thing for Jake and probably our lack of outside backs that we have at our club at the moment meant it was a no brainer for us in regards to accelerating his progress and development and putting him into first grade, giving him full-time training.”

The 2016 Huddersfield Giants Squad is:

  1. Scott Grix
  2. Jermaine McGillvary
  3. Leroy Cudjoe
  4. Joe Wardle
  5. Aaron Murphy
  6. Danny Brough
  7. Jamie Ellis
  8. Eorl Crabtree
  9. Ryan Hinchcliffe
  10. Craig Huby
  11. Brett Ferres
  12. Michael Lawrence
  13. Larne Patrick
  14. Daniel Smith
  15. Kyle Wood
  16. Sam Rapira
  17. Ukuma Ta’ai
  18. Jake Connor
  19. Josh Johnson
  20. Kruise Leeming
  21. Nathan Mason
  22. Ollie Roberts
  23. Luke Robinson
  24. Jared Simpson
  25. Tyler Dickinson
  26. Liam Johnson
  27. Mikey Wood
  28. Jake Wardle


The 2016 home shirt is on sale now from the Giants Superstore and supporters can add their favourite name and number on their shirt for just £10.

The new Huddersfield Giants home shirt is also on sale now from the Stadium Superstore and supporters buying in store receive a FREE GIFT thanks to Kooga, while stocks last.

Adult shirts are priced at £50 and are available in sizes small through to 6xl.

Children shirts are priced at £40 and are available in sizes 2/3 years, 3/4 years, extra small, small, medium and extra-large.

Season ticket holders receive two retail vouchers within their booklets, one of which is £5 off a 2016 shirt, to be used in store only.


Heikki Kovalainen




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