Huddersfield hold on to McGillvary


Huddersfield have tied up one of the successes of their season, Jermaine McGillvary, on a new five-year contract.

A late developer who came to rugby league from basketball, McGillvary spent time on loan at Batley and Barrow before establishing himself in the Giants' first team, where he has scored 20 tries in 30 appearances.

"A number of clubs are short of English talent and we are aware of many eyes being cast towards our players," said the Huddersfield managing director, Richard Thewlis. "So for us to keep a local lad like Jermaine is wonderful news."

McGillvary joins another local, Michael Lawrence, in agreeing a deal to keep him at the Galpharm until 2016.

Hull KR have interviewed five candidates for their coaching job over a video link. All five are Australian. The names of Kurt Wrigley, Steve Georgallis and Matt Cameron are being linked.