Jones reunites with Watson at Huddersfield

Huddersfield Giants have completed the signing of Great Britain forward Josh Jones on a one-year deal from Hull FC for an undisclosed fee.

The 183cm, 100kg back-rower made 94 appearances for St Helens and 114 times for Salford in spells at the clubs from 2012-2015 and 2016-2019 respectively and has made three appearances for Great Britain in their tour of New Zealand & Papua New Guinea.

He will arrive at the club for the start of pre-season training on January 4th. 

Reacting to the news, Jones said: “There’s a great base here to win something and compete, and Ian Watson spoke to me about his goals and the clubs ambition, which really drove me to come and sign here. I’m excited: I can’t wait to join up with the boys on January 4th and get going. 

“The thing I like most about Ian Watson is that he is a winner. He wants to win and that’s why we built up a good relationship over the last few years and he pushes his sides to achieve that. He’ll back his defence and he’s not come here to be a mid-table team. We’re here to challenge and that’s what attracted me here – There’s lots of potential.”

Head Coach Watson added: “Knowing Josh from my time at Salford, I know just how good of a player he is. What he’ll bring to the club is genuine quality, which has been key to all our moves and a winning mentality. At Salford, he increased the intensity of training and the way in which we trained, and changed the way we went about match situations. 

“He’s extremely competitive, he offers attacking prowess, offloads and a quick play-the-ball. He’s also one of the best defensive players in the competition, he really understands the game.”

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