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Former Leeds Rhinos women’s star links up with Super League rivals

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Huddersfield Giants Women have announced that Kiwi Ferns captain and former Leeds Rhinos star Georgia Hale will take part in pre-season training with the squad.

The 2023 NRLW top-tackling (501) loose forward has agreed to train with the Giants Women in preparation for their 2024 Betfred Women’s Super League season.

Having just come off a remarkable 12-6 victory against Australia, the Kiwi Ferns broke a 7-year losing streak to Trans-Tasman rivals under the captaincy of Hale.

She is no stranger to the chilly English conditions having featured for Leeds last year in the BWSL, making her transition into Giants’ training sessions seamless.

She is the partner of Leeds Rhinos star Sam Lisone with the two linking up with Leeds Rhinos last year.

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The 2023 Women’s Golden Boot is sure to offer a great deal in the side’s development heading into the new season.

She will return to the Gold Coast Titans following the start of their pre-season.

Huddersfield Giants delighted to bring in former Leeds Rhinos star

Speaking on Hale’s addition to her training sessions, Head Coach Lori Halloran commented:

“We are incredibly excited to have Georgia join us for our training sessions.

We have a very young squad at the Giants that are eager to absorb all the wisdom that Georgia has to offer.

As a Kiwi Fern International, she will have faced numerous challenges, mastered different techniques, and developed a deep understanding of the game.

Training alongside a player with the wealth of experience that Georgia has can only be a positive and I’m sure will leave a lasting impact on our players and coaching staff alike.

At the Giants, we are keen on fostering a culture of learning, where players can continuously improve their skills, knowledge, and understanding of the game. Who better to learn from than Georgia Hale, who is consistently at the top of her game.”

On joining the Giants training sessions, Georgia commented:

“I’m excited to train under Lori and alongside the girls during the pre-season. I’ve definitely missed being around footy culture and cohesion.

It will be nice to connect with the team and hopefully add some value to their preseason.”

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