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Tui Lolohea makes decision on future with Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants have announced that Tui Lolohea has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

Lolohea joined the club from Salford Red Devils ahead of the 2021 season, being a key memeber of a side that finished third in the league and made their way to the Challenge Cup final,

That year, he also made over 25 try assists, to have the second-highest in the league.

Since then, he has cememnted his place at the club, and will remain there until at least the end of the 2026 season.

He’s currently the Giants’ top try-assister with eight this year, and memorably scored two tries in a victory over Hull FC.

Tui Lolohea said in a club statement:”It’s really exciting for me, they’ve been loyal to me since I joined here, and it allows me to focus on my rugby now the deal is all signed and sorted.

“This extension is a good opportunity, I’m looking forward to the next couple of years, there’s 100% unfinished business for me being in a final and the top 3.

“We need to focus on the league as the top six isn’t that far out of reach for us. I love playing here and in front of the supporters, they’ve been good to me since I joined.

“[Ian Watson] gets the best out of me, and we have a good relationship, he’s always been good to me so that’s one of the reasons that I wanted to stay, you want to work with people who you get on well with and you feel you can play good rugby under.”

How the club reacted

Tui Lolohea #6 of Huddersfield Giants in action during the game

Credit: Imago Images

Luke Robinson, the Giants’ assistant coach, said: “When Tui plays well, we win.

“Even in the losses he always puts his hand up and has been one of the shining lights in our sides, he plays consistent rugby and he’s one of the most consistent in the league.

“Tui’s always up there in the try assisting charts and it shows how crucial he is to our side; you don’t often have someone who is so consistent in creating the four pointers.

“He can create something out of nothing, and it’s well deserved that he has secured his future here at the club and we’re delighted to have him staying.

“You need experienced international players like Tui in your squad, it always gives you a chance against the top teams, someone like Tui who can create something out of nothing and win you a game.”

Lolohea’s journey with Huddersfield Giants will continue with a game against Leigh Leopards on Friday 24th May at 8pm.

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