Just weeks after the conclusion of the Super League season, Huddersfield have wasted no time in preparing for 2023 and beyond.
They have announced the signings of Esan Marsters and Jake Bibby recently to go alongside Kevin Naiqama who is a three-time Super League Champion and Harry Sunderland Award winner.
They’ve also retained the likes of Joe Greenwood and Seb Ikahihifo as their pack for the next few years is set to remain strong and big.
The Giants have taken a giant step towards sustaining their magnificent pack with another new deal this morning.
Huddersfield have awarded young ex-Bradford prop Oliver Wilson with a new deal.
Coach Ian Watson has praised Wilson all season as the prop became the club’s first choice in the role alongside Chris Hill. He was called up for the England Knights with Watson believing that he wasn’t far off a full call-up.
He was a big loss in Huddersfield’s play-off defeat to Salford which ruled him out of the England Knights games.
Nonetheless, he should be ready to go in 2023 and will certainly be at the John Smiths Stadium after signing his new deal.
In fact he will be at the club until 2026 at least after signing a huge four-year deal with the club.
On this, Ian Watson said on the club website: “Ollie, at 22, is one of our most talented and emerging players within our squad who had a huge season this year. He’s great player with huge potential and has developed significantly over the last 2 years. I’m really looking forward to working with him and seeing him improve his game over the next four-years to nail down a permanent place in the 17 and hopefully progress to a future international front rower.”
Wilson added: “It’s great to sign my new contract with Huddersfield; the Giants gave me my first shot in the Betfred Super League when I was 19 and there were some tough years coming up as a young middle and I’ve had to learn. But I feel like this year, as a team and individually I’ve come on leaps and bounds and I am buzzing to re-sign”
“Obviously you want to secure a starting spot each week with other individual goals but the focus is on winning things, I feel like we are looking towards competing for finals now consistently, and in these next 4 years I’m sure we can pick up some wins in those big games”