Huddersfield Giants have confirmed the signing of forward James Gavet from Newcastle Knights on a two year contract.
The Samoan international brings NRL experience, with 79 appearances to his name during his career in Australia with five clubs.
“We were looking to add some size and aggression to our pack, we identified a number of options and James was, we felt, the best person to fill that role,” said head coach Simon Woolford.
“James had a number of options including some top Super League clubs, so we’re thankful to James and his management for making the choice to come to Huddersfield and we feel this is a major coup for the club”
“We feel its a very significant signing for the club moving forward in our quest to become a top five Super League team.”
Gavet added: “I spoke to guys that I’ve played with, like Suaia Matagi and Ukuma Ta’ai and they told me about the talent in the squad and how well the team should have done last year.
“They said that the position on the ladder didn’t represent the potential the team had and I have always rated them and their honesty. They are people I know and trust. I hope I can strengthen them and help them fulfil their potential. From what I’ve heard, they are heading in the right direction.
“I hope I can be the piece that fits perfectly to complete the puzzle. I’m looking forward to the rivalries, I’ve heard they are another level over there and representing your colours in front of the crowd is a big deal. There’s big, crazy crowds and big pommies frothing at the mouth to get a piece of you – I want to get a piece of them too.”