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Scott Grix signs new deal with Huddersfield Giants

Scott Grix
Grix joined the Giants from Wakefield

Huddersfield full-back Scott Grix is the latest player to commit his future to the Galpharm StadiumGiants.

The 27-year-old Ireland captain has signed a new three-year deal to remain with the Giants.

"The Giants are a club in a decent position to be challenging," he told the club website. "I am happy to have signed to be a part of this process.

"The decision was definitely made easier knowing 80% of this team will be here for the long term," added Grix.

"This stability means that we can only improve as a team and hopefully challenge for some silverware.

"We are slowly but surely turning ourselves into a force and into a top-four team but we need to keep our feet on the ground and keep doing the things we've done to get ourselves into this position. If we do that we won't be far away."

Grix has been a revelation for the Giants this season after taking over the full-back role vacated by Brett Hodgson's move to Warrington.

The more he plays in this key position will only benefit the side going forward

Head coach Nathan Brown

Head coach Nathan Brown said: "Scott has fitted in at full-back well.

"At the start of the year we were all confident that at worst he would do a good solid job for us but, as it turns out, he has done better than that, which is a bonus for the team.

"It's a good reward for him with the hard work he has put in and the consistent form he has shown. I'd be surprised if Grixy didn't keep improving.

"Now the club can move forward over the next three or four years knowing that they have got Luke Robinson and Shaun Lunt at hooker, Danny Brough and Kevin Brown in the halves and Grix at full-back.

"If you look at the two most successful sides in the last seven or eight years, Leeds and St Helens, they have had consistency in their pivotal positions of nine, six, seven and one over that period."

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