Huddersfield Giants have confirmed the capture of Castleford Tigers’ long-serving forward Craig Huby on a four-year deal.
The 28-year-old prop, who defied a dislocated elbow to play in last month’s Challenge Cup final, will end his 11-year stay with the Tigers at the end of the season.
“I have had a wonderful time at Castleford with this year being an obvious highlight and it is with some sadness that I move on,” Huby said.
“However, I decided that a fresh start and a new challenge would reinvigorate me and the club have known for some time that I would be moving on.
“The supporters have always been superb with me and I thank them and the players and coaches I have worked with.
“This year with (coach) Daryl (Powell) will forever be in my memory and I think we still have a great opportunity here in the coming weeks.
“That’s my sole focus but I wanted the news to come out so that I can concentrate on the rest of the season with Cas then look forward to next year at the Giants.”
Huby, who has been one of the stand-out front rowers in the First Utility Super League in 2014, becomes the Giants’ first signing for next season.
Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson said: “Craig is having a stellar season and is a player I have long admired.
“His qualities are there for all to see and he has been a tower of strength for the Castleford club which he has served with such distinction over many years.
“He will bring new attributes to our forward pack which will complement many of the players around him and, when I heard he was looking for a fresh challenge, I made him my number one target for next season.
“I am delighted that he has chosen our club ahead of many others and we look forward to welcoming him for pre-season training in November.”
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