Huddersfield hold on to McGillvary
Dave Hadfield was a schoolboy convert to rugby league, the game which, one way or another, has dominated his life ever since. After working for newspapers in Shropshire and Blackpool (where he covered the fortunes of Blackpool Borough) he travelled the world, working mainly in Hong Kong and Sydney. He became The Independent's rugby league man in 1990 and has written five books on the game and broadcast extensively for Sky and the BBC. Dave played his last game at the age of 53 and would have set up a try if anyone could have been bothered supporting his break. When not writing about the sport, he now limits himself to a bit of tick and pass with his local club, the Bolton Mets. Family includes supporters - of varying degrees of dedication - of Salford, Wigan, Sheffield Eagles and St George Illawarra.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
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.
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