Huddersfield Giants’ John Smith’s Stadium is set to play host to England and Tonga on Saturday afternoon but the Giants have seized the limelight and released their playing kit for 2024.
It wasn’t the only major news to come from Ian Watson’s side today as they also confirmed that they had recruited 28-year-old Australian half-back Adam Clune from Newcastle Knights, with the Aussie playmaker arriving on a three-year deal.
The positive news continues this afternoon when the Giants followed up with their home kit launch for 2024, releasing a smart and slick shirt that sees thin amber bands across their traditional claret.
Huddersfield teased the kit and then posted a video to X, formerly Twitter, that showed a number of star players wearing the new shirt including new signing Adam Swift as well as the likes of Leroy Cudjoe, Kieren Rush, Matty English, Jake Connor and Ash Golding.
A key theme for the shirt and the advertising campaign seems to be based on Huddersfield as being the home of rugby league, the sport of course being created their when the clubs broke away at the George Hotel.
In a statement launched on their website the Giants explain:
“Huddersfield Giants and Oxen are proud to launch our 2024 Home Shirt, with the shirt on sale now online.
“Our 2024 Home Shirt is NOW ON SALE ONLINE, where you can get your hands on our new strip.
“Returning is the traditional hooped pin-stripes, with a majority colour of Claret, complimented by White shorts, which make their return in 2024.
“After record shirt sales in 2023 with Oxen, we are excited to continue our journey with Rugby League’s leading kit supplier, with three exciting shirts in 2024, the first of which is revealed today, our traditional Claret and Gold Home shirt.
“For the first time since our partnership with Oxen began, we are proud to sell the playing shirt that will be worn by the 2024 Giants, which is a tighter fit, for an upsell price of £80.00.”
The Giants have just been revealed as the 9th highest team in the IMG gradings, a strong Grade B that would place them within Super League for the 2025 season when the gradings come in to practice for real.
Ian Watson’s men will be hopping that they can boost that score even more courtesy of some strong on-field performance, particularly given their disappointing ninth placed finish in 2023.
An image of the home shirt can be seen below.