26th May 2017


Giants sign Jordan Turner with immediate effect

Foster Care

Huddersfield Giants have signed 28 year old Jordan Turner from Canberra Raiders on a three and half year contract with immediate effect. The former St Helens Grand Final winner has over 200 top flight games under his belt and is viewed by Head Coach Rick Stone as a tremendous addition to his squad both now and in the future.

Rick Stone said: “It’s become pretty clear to me over here that the recruitment market is a tough place and patience is needed. When the opportunity to bring a proven, experienced, classy player such as Jordan here became apparent we moved very quickly indeed. He can tick many boxes for us within our squad and I am looking forward to working with him as soon as possible. He has played as a strike centre, a running type six as well as in every backrow position in his career and is a good athlete who can play at well over 100kg and be mobile with it. We have been looking to fill a gap ever since Ryan (Brierley) moved on and I am delighted that our patience has been rewarded with such a good acquisition. I have asked a few of the boys here who know Jordan pretty well having played with and against him and like me they are keen to get him here to help us as soon as we can.”

Jordan Turner said “I am extremely excited to be returning home to the UK with the Huddersfield Giants. Last year I took an opportunity that was given to me to head out to Canberra knowing how difficult it would be for me and my partner on the other side of the world and was keen to stick it out. In the last few months I have had plenty of opportunities to return home but turned those chances down. With the Giants things happened fairly quickly, they explained their vision and expressed how much they wanted me to be a part of the long term future of their great club and it was something I could not pass up. They are a club I've always had massive respect for playing against them over the years. Me and my partner have made lots of good friends here and we are very grateful to have had the chance to have spent 7 months of our life in Australia, we have learnt some very valuable life lessons as to what's most important in our lives. I must also thank the Canberra club for allowing me to make this decision and I wish them every success for the year. My thoughts now turn to being a Huddersfield player and getting there as soon as I can to meet the lads and Rick and having a strong finish to the season.”

The Giants are back at home on Sunday 4th June with Warrington Wolves the visitors. It's a family day at the John Smith's Stadium with all child tickets just £1.


Heikki Kovalainen




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