Warrington Wolves’ Toby King and Huddersfield Giants’ Jake Wardle make shock moves to Super League rivals

Toby King has joined Huddersfield Giants on a loan deal for the remainder of the 2022 Betfred Super League Season, with Jake Wardle going in the opposite direction. 

The 25-year-old centre has scored 52 tries in 138 appearances for Warrington having come through their academy. King is Huddersfield born and has represented England Knights on three occasions.

Huddersfield Giants Managing Director, Richard Thewlis said: “The deal came about very quickly yesterday and upon reflection is one that suits all parties at this stage of the season and one that both players wanted.

“We have two young men vying to catch the eye of Shaun Wane to play in World Cup and want to be playing each and every week to give themselves the best opportunity to do so.

“Jake has only made 6 appearances to date this year for us and his management informed us that a fresh start was of interest to him to “reboot” so to speak his season and a similar scenario could be applied to Toby who is keen to take up the challenge here for the remainder of the year.

“Toby of course is a Huddersfield lad hailing from Meltham well known to many of our squad and will join up with us as soon as practical although not of course in time for tomorrows game at Hull Kingston Rovers where Ian has already selected his side and Jake was due to be a travelling reserve so it doesn’t impact on our work done during the week ahead of a critical game.

“All parties involved in this arrangement have said we’ll assess the longer term situation after both players have had some time in their new environments as the deal only runs for this year.”

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