McQueen to stay at Huddersfield

Huddersfield Giants have announced the retention of Queensland and England back rower Chris McQueen on a one year deal.

McQueen signed a short term trial deal in September and has gone on to make 8 appearances scoring two tries.

Reacting to the news, McQueen said: “I’m very excited and very proud to extend my contract.

“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.” 

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.”

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