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Huddersfield Giants provide update on drink driving arrest forward

Huddersfield Giants have released a new statement providing an update on the status of forward Fenton Rogers, a week after the club confirmed he would be suspended following his arrest for drink driving.

Rogers was charged with drink driving and the assault of an emergency worker just hours before Good Friday which prompted an initial statement from the club confirming that the 20-year-old was suspended until further notice.

That statement explained: “The club were made aware on Friday morning by Fenton Rogers of an incident the previous day which led to him being detained for questioning by the police.

“The club has suspended him with immediate effect pending the outcome of their own investigation.”

Rogers then didn’t feature against London Broncos and wasn’t named in Huddersfield Giants’ 21-man squad to face Hull FC this weekend, however, in a surprise twist it was announced by Bradford Bulls that they’d signed the youngster on loan.

Huddersfield Giants forward makes loan switch

Fenton Rogers Huddersfield Giants

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Rogers had spent the majority of the 2023 season at Odsal and the Bulls confirmed that they loaned him back in, something that caused confusion given Huddersfield’s silence on the matter.

That was resolved a few hours later when the Giants released the following statement: “Huddersfield Giants have concluded their investigation into the evening of Thursday 28th March culminating in the suspension of Fenton Rogers from the club last week and can confirm that internal disciplinary action has been taken and the suspension is now revoked.

“In addition the player will move to Bradford Bulls on a short term loan. The club has reserved the right to reopen the matter should any further information come to light and no further comment will be made.”

It’s unclear what international disciplinary action has been taken against Rogers but Bradford were more than happy to sign the 20-year-old given that they had just sold fellow prop Dan Okoro to Warrington Wolves.

Eamon O’Carroll spoke on Rogers’ signing: “It’s a huge boost, he is a player we have monitored and looked get back for some time, luckily for him he could play Super League so he will be a really welcome addition.

“Everyone speaks highly of Fenton, he comes back in a better place on the back of that experience here last year, he’s had a full-time pre-season with Huddersfield so I am sure he will be a huge addition.

“Another reason we wanted to bring in someone the quality of Fenton is he will add to us physically with his experience of being in a full-time environment.

“He is here to get his head down, concentrate on his rugby and kick on. He is familiar with club and group and knows what it means to play for Bradford and I look forward to working with him.”

The prop will be available for selection for this weekend’s game against Featherstone Rovers.

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