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Roberts Signs New Giants Deal

Oliver Roberts

Oliver Roberts has agreed a contract extension.

Huddersfield Giants back-row forward Oliver Roberts has committed his future to the club by signing a contract with the club until the end of the 2019 season.

The 21-year-old has made the Giants line up in each of the three opening games of the First Utility Super League season.

He said: "When I was approached I simply sat down for a few minutes and thought to myself I am very happy here, it's local to where I live and the training and fitness work is improving my game so why can't I take the opportunity and really establish myself here in Super League.

"I had a chat with my family and manager and we all agreed everything at Huddersfield suits me so we got the contract drawn up and signed.

"I think we've a great side which has been shown even when some of the older players have been out and I want to establish myself in the top 17 week in week out. I think the time away with Ireland really helped my game as I did stall a bit with not playing last year for various reasons but now as I say I hope the week in week out game time will really help me push on and that I can help the team back up the league table."

Head coach Paul Anderson told www.giantsrl.com: "We have always been a club that has given chances to young British players who are hungry to succeed and Ollie fits the bill so it'll be good for us all to know that he's around for the long term now."

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