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Murphy Agrees New Giants Deal

Contract ties him down until the end of the 2018 season.

Huddersfield Giants utility back Aaron Murphy has agreed a contract extension with the club.

His new deal will keep him at the John Smiths Stadium until at least the end of the 2018 season.

He's made 128 appearances for the Giants, scoring 50 tries in the full back, wing and centre berths.

Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said: “Aaron is a superbly reliable Huddersfield Giant and a hugely important part of our squad. To have his qualities here for the long term will give all our supporters a huge boost and he is highly respected throughout the game as a top quality professional.

"This announcement follows on from the captures of Craig Huby and Jamie Ellis and the elevation of a number of our younger players into the full time Super league squad for 2015. The supporters can expect more such moves as we look to maintain our predominantly home grown squad.”

Aaron Murphy commented: “It’s a great honour to get a longer term stay here and I have enjoyed every minute at the club. I think we have a great side and when I was offered a chance to stay long term I took it immediately.

"We have finished top and third in the last two seasons and our challenge is to keep that consistency up and peak at the right time for the really big games.

"The squad strength here means you have to play well every week to stay in and we now have a number of genuinely promising younger players that the supporters will see more and more of in the next year or so challenging for slots in the seventeen which again can only be good for the team.”

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