Huddersfield Giants’ Oliver Russell signs new long-term deal

Huddersfield Giants half-back Oliver Russell has put pen to paper on a new contract ensuring his future at the Giants until the end of 2024.

Russell joined the Giants Academy system from Wigan and made his first team debut in 2018 aged 19, and has since made 30 appearances in the Claret and Gold.

Huddersfield Giants Head Coach, Ian Watson said: “It’s fantastic news that Olly has re-signed. Since I’ve been at the club Olly’s worked really hard and because of that he’s now an experienced and confident player.

“He’s been absolutely exceptional for the team this year and his defence has been outstanding. His defence is a factor in him playing more games and being more confident because of that. He now sees himself as a first team player rather than a kid and that’s why he’s been awarded a new contract.”

Oliver Russell said: “I’m over the moon to have signed a new deal. I’m very happy here at the Giants. I’m getting game time at the minute and I intend to keep working hard to try and fight for my position. I’m learning a lot from Ian Watson, the staff and senior players and I feel like this is the environment I need to be in right now for my own development. I have family ties to this club and every time I run out as a Giant I’m proud to wear the shirt.”

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