Griffin rewarded for Huddersfield form with contract extension

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Wembley-bound Huddersfield have agreed a new contract extension with their prop forward Darrell Griffin.

The Oxford-born front-rower has signed a new deal to keep him at the Galpharm Stadium until the end of the 2012 season.

The Giants' coach, Nathan Brown, said: "Darrell has been an improving player for us," he said. "He took a bit of time to adjust to my coaching style, but the last eight to 10 weeks have been promising."

Huddersfield have left out captain Brett Hodgson, Stephen Wild and centres Paul Whatuira and Jamahl Lolesi for tonight's game against St Helens, who could have Keiron Cunningham and Sean Long back in harness.

Warrington have named a strong squad to face Wakefield tonight, including their key playmaker Lee Briers.

Wakefield will be without their captain, Jason Demetriou, who has come down with a virus. The reserve half-back, James Davey, comes into the squad for a possible debut.

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