Huddersfield Giants have announced the signing of England Academy international George Roby from Warrington Wolves.
The 18 year old academy hooker has signed a two year deal making the journey over the Pennines.
Roby had yet to make his debut for the Wolves first team but won many accolades in both his time as a scholar and academy player as he rose through the ranks.
Reacting to the news, Roby said: “I’m just buzzing to get started, I’m raring to go and it’s great to be getting started at a big club like Huddersfield, the stadium is absolutely unbelievable.
“I’ve signed a two year deal and my ambition is to play Super League, but first I want to prove what I can do in training and then hopefully I can play first team.
“Ian Watson is one of the best coaches in the world at the minute and It’s obvious that the club have got some big names like Aidan Sezer, I’ve watched Aidan play NRL and if I could play alongside him it would just be incredible. “
Huddersfield Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis added: “This is another move concluded some time back which, given the academy are due to return to training at the weekend, is appropriate to announce now.
“The availability and possibility to sign any of the current England Academy squad is something that the club constantly monitors and we were delighted when George contacted us earlier in the year.
“His playing abilities are well known to Andy Kelly of course and Kim Williams has seen him in International action in Wales for England so for George to approach us shows a number of things in my view.”