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Harvey Livett sheds light on interesting relationship with Ian Watson that led to Huddersfield Giants switch

Earlier this morning Huddersfield continued their preparations for the 2023 Super League season as they confirmed the signing of Harvey Livett from Salford.

Livett, who can play second-row or centre and has even played in the halves before, joins on a three-year-deal which expires in 2025 when he will be 28.

The Giants will be Livett’s fourth Super League club. He joins from Salford where he spent two years having made waves at Hull KR.

His career started at Warrington before a loan move led him to Craven Park. At the Wolves he famously scored a Headingley hat-trick in 2018 and helped them reach the 2018 Challenge Cup Final and the 2018 Grand Final.

Now the next step of his career is alongside Ian Watson at Huddersfield and it was Ian Watson who helped inspire the move away from the AJ Bell Stadium.

Livett, speaking on the Giants website, revealed that the two have an interesting relationship. It was Watson who signed Livett for Salford but because Huddersfield tempted him away, Livett never got to work with him.

Now though he could not pass up the opportunity to work alongside him at Huddersfield as he explained the move.

“I’m really excited,” Livett said, “It’s a massive club and the way things are going at the moment is really exciting and being under Watto, he signed me at Salford but I never got the chance to play under him because you guys took him but no it’s really exciting and I am looking forward to it”

“The main thing was Ian Watson has a lot of faith in me and he knows the level that I can get to in the next couple of years and that’s the main reason I signed really. The way things are going for Huddersfield is exciting, with getting to the Betfred Challenge Cup Final again and into the playoffs the next year the aim, but we want to go a step further and win the Cup or get to a Grand Final. There’s a lot of good things coming for Huddersfield and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

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