Rapira to leave Huddersfield at end of season

Huddersfield Giants forward Sam Rapira will continue his career overseas after this season, the West Yorkshire club has confirmed this evening.

Rapira is a New Zealand international and was a real coup when the Giants gained his services for the 2016 season.

However, the prop forward will leave Huddersfield at the end of this season which will come as disappointing news to all at the club as he has been a great performer over the past two years.

Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said in a statement: “Sam has been great to have at the club and leaves with our very best wishes for his future and thanks for his superb service to the claret and gold,”

“He has an opportunity to continue playing which sounds a fantastic new adventure for him and his family and we sincerely hope that the move works out.

“We will leave it to his new employees to announce their capture in due course and I know having spoken to Sam that he is very keen to end his spell here with a number of wins and ensure that we finish as high up the ladder as we can.”