Huddersfield Giants keeping cards close to chest on Jake Connor’s position as new signing makes bold statement

Huddersfield Giants laid down a marker going into 2023.

They have made a number of huge signings but perhaps the biggest is the return of Jake Connor from Hull FC.

The Giants already had the league’s second best assister in the shape of former Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils star Tui Lolohea who finished the year with 29 assists, however he will now be joined by the leading assister in the league in the shape of Connor who registered 33 last season.

The two will provide a formidable attacking threat in 2023 but it remains to be seen where both will play.

Lolohea shone at fullback last year despite wearing the number six shirt.

Connor has also been playing fullback in recent years for Hull FC but of course, both can’t play fullback in 2023.

Connor has been very versatile throughout his career playing fullback, centre and in the halves but one of the biggest questions about his move to Huddersfield is where will he play?

Coach Ian Watson has been asked in the past but has avoided the question.

The club have again kept their cards close to their chest when putting together an overview of all their new signings.

Connor was described as a fullback/centre/stand-off in the overview meaning there has still been no hint as to where he will play in 2023.

Meanwhile, a fellow new signing in ex-St Helens man Kevin Naiqama made a pretty bold statement about the direction he feels the club is going on:

“When Ian Watson was at Salford, he took them to the Grand Final and the following year took them to a Challenge Cup Final, he did a great job and he’s doing a great job at Huddersfield taking them to a Challenge Cup Final. There’s an exciting journey ahead for Huddersfield Giants. I’m hoping to add value to the team and set up the success that we’re hoping to achieve.”

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