Huddersfield have confirmed the signing of former Queensland and England forward Chris McQueen on a one-year deal for 2021.
The 33-year-old joined the club on a short-term trial in September after leaving Wests Tigers in the NRL, making eight appearances and scoring two tries.
He impressed interim head coach Luke Robinson and has now been offered a permanent contract.
“I’m very excited and very proud to extend my contract,” McQueen said. “Obviously, I came over here on a short term contract, my intention was to come over here and play some good footy and fit in with the squad and get the contract extension and that’s what’s happened.
“I want success on the field and I want to play finals football. I want to see the Giants back on top, I’ve had a lot off success in my career and I want to bring some of it back here to this great club.”
Giants managing director Richard Thewlis added: “Chris came to us on a trial basis with an understanding that we would like to retain him next year should things work out and I think everyone would agree that they have.
“He has been selected in every game possible and played virtually every minute establishing his position in the team with consistent quality performances.
“In all the conversations I have had with prospective coaches they all said what a fine player he is and a key part of our pack who they would want to see remain at the club should they get the position.
“The plaudits from our current coaches too are highly complementary for Chris both as a player and a person and this news will go down very well within the group. He will return to Australia for his break upon the completion of our season and come back to us in the new year to start pre-season training.”