Huddersfield Giants have secured the services of Bradford Bull young hooker, Adam O’Brien signed a 3-year deal with the Giants.
O’Brien, 23, has made 109 appearance for the Bulls, and had his best season at the club, scoring 10 tries in 31 matches.
O’Brien had this to say about the signing with the Giants:
“I’m really pleased to have signed for the club.
I wanted to get back in Super League, I wanted to try with Bradford Bulls but that hasn’t happened and with what’s gone on at the club in the last few months
I just felt like I needed a change for me and my career, for my family and personally it is a good move for me and I’m looking forward to the challenge at Huddersfield.
I want to say a massive thanks to Bradford, I have been there since I was 15 and brought through the ranks from academy through to first team and I would just like to thank the coaching staff and everyone involved at the Bulls, especially the fans that have been there since day one supporting me.”
Giants head coach, Rick Stone, on the clubs new signing:
“I’m really happy to have Adam on board,”
“After losing Kyle Wood, we were hoping to bring another hooker in and Adam is the right fit for us, he gives us some flexibility around the 9, with both Kruise [Leeming] and Ryan [Hinchcliffe] being able to play there and it probably frees up Ryan to play at 13 more, which is his preferred position.
“We now have two young dynamic hookers in Adam and Kruise and that is encouraging for us and the fans and I think they will really enjoy watching their combination. Adam came into training today and I walked away impressed. The squad is starting to take shape now, it has taken a while but we have brought in a lot of good young players and I’m looking forward to seeing what they bring to the team in 2017.”