Jake Connor is back at the Huddersfield Giants in 2023.
The star player came through the system at Huddersfield and was a part of one of their best teams as they made the Super League semi-finals consistently under Paul Anderson.
However, after the departure of former Bradford Bulls prop Anderson in 2016, Connor left for Hull FC where he helped the club win the Challenge Cup.
Since then he has been a star at the MKM Stadium but has returned to Huddersfield ahead of the 2023 season in a major signing for the Giants as they look to build on their third place finish in 2022 in a season in which they played in a Challenge Cup Final against Wigan Warriors.
It is unclear where Connor will play at the Giants with Tui Lolohea a star fullback already in the claret and gold.
Today Connor has been pictured in those famous colours for the first time since his return.
Connor has been confirmed as recovering from knee surgery. He was pictured seemingly on a watt bike as he begins his recovery from that surgery with coach Ian Watson saying previously that he hopes Connor will be fit for the start of the season which comes a week later than everyone else due to the fact their Round One clash is against St Helens and the Super League Champions will be occupied that week with a World Club Challenge clash against Penrith Panthers.
The former Hull FC man isn’t the only returning Giant.
Nathan Peats is also back after a loan spell with the club in 2021.
He too has begun pre-season training.
They're back in the Claret and Gold!
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