Huddersfield add NRL half

Huddersfield Giants have announced the signing of former Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs half-back Jack Cogger on a two-year deal. 

The 23-year-old Cogger has 42 NRL appearances to his name for Newcastle Knights and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respectively, scoring four tries.

After signing, Cogger said: “It’s a really good opportunity at a time in my career when I need high level consistent football and I think Huddersfield can offer that. I spoke to Ian Watson and he’s filled me with confidence that it was going to be the right place to further my game.

“Also the opportunity to play with Aidan Sezer, an experienced half, week-in, week-out was a big one for me and I think the style of play will suit me and what I want to do on the field. The team that’s being built here is going in the right direction to be a really good year.”

Head Coach Ian Watson added: “Jack Cogger gives us great competition in the spine of the team. He’s a no nonsense Rugby player with a great kicking game and a level of experience at the NRL level with Newcastle and Canterbury and he’s played with top quality players, so coming alongside Lee Gaskell and Aidan Sezer, he’ll be used to playing with top quality. He adds to the strength in depth and the quality we have here at Huddersfield.

“He gives us competition to compete for the starting spot alongside Gaskell and Sezer, and he’ll make those players accountable and force them to play at the right levels. He’s played half-back and played nine. He’s tough and he doesn’t mind getting stuck in, so I think  he’ll suit the English style.”