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8th March 2018, 20:50 | Huddersfield

Wood signs new Giants deal

Wood signs new Giants deal

Huddersfield half-back Sam Wood has become the latest player to commit his future to the Giants by signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until the end of 2021.

The 20-year-old academy graduate has yet to make a Betfred Super League appearance in 2018 but head coach Rick Stone is expecting big things from him.

“Sam offered a lot last year when he played,” Stone said. “He played a few games the year before and he’s improved his physicality this year.

“He’ll make a bit of a difference when he plays and hopefully the fans will see a new and improved Sam Wood.

“He’s knocking on the door. He’s around about the mark and he’s had a knee injury which put him back a little bit but he’s trained really well.”

Wood, who scored six tries in nine appearances in 2017, said:  “I’ve been really enjoying my time at Huddersfield so I’m happy to commit myself and move forward.”

Wood is the fourth Huddersfield player to sign a new deal since the start of the season, following in the footsteps of forwards Oliver Roberts, Sebastine Ikahihifo and Paul Clough.