Giants confirm Turner signing

Jordan Turner Huddersfield

Jordan Turner has been released from his contract with Canberra Raiders allowing him to join Huddersfield Giants on a three-and-a-half-year deal with immediate effect.

The 28-year-old joined the Raiders prior to this season after four years at St Helens but has failed to make a single appearance for the Green Machine.

Despite the success of former Super League stars Josh Hodgson and Elliot Whitehead at Canberra, Turner has not been given a chance by head coach Ricky Stuart this season.

The Oldham born centre started his career at Salford, before joining Hull FC and then Saints, where he won the Super League title in 2014.

Huddersfield coach 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 back-row position in his career and is a good athlete who can play at well over 100kg and be mobile with it.”