Huddersfield re-sign promising forward pair

Huddersfield have confirmed the re-signing of 21-year-old forwards Sam Hewitt and Jon Luke Kirby on deals until the end of 2022.

Back rower Hewitt has made 14 appearances for the club after debuting against Leeds in 2018, whilst also playing several times for Halifax on dual-registration.

Prop Kirby, meanwhile, made his debut in 2019 and has gone on to make two further appearances, as well as featuring for Halifax and Hunslet.

“Both Sam and Jon have been with us there entire professional careers and are great role models for the players younger than them to follow,” Giants’ managing director Richard Thewlis told the official club website.

Hewitt featured 13 times for the Giants in 2019. Credit Craig Milner/News Images

“Both will look to make next year their big break through after already playing some Super League and will I am sure be putting their hands up to go as soon as the league recommences.”

Hewitt said: “It wasn’t a difficult decision for me at all to extend my stay at the club. I love being here and I am very excited with the squad we are building.

“I’m hoping to work my way up to become a first team regularly. There is plenty of good competition for places in the team and that’s something I can strive on to make myself a better player.”

Kirby added: “I’m really looking forward to getting back and cracking on with it.

“I just want to emerge as a regular in the first-team really. I want to be competing week in, week out to get in the team. I’m still only 21 so that’s my short-term goal at the minute.”

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