After months of speculation, Huddersfield Giants have signed Jake Memo from NRL side Newcastle Knights. Having been the giants number 1 target during the off season, the 22-year-old fullback has penned a two-year contract, that sees him teaming up again with ex Newcastle assistant coach Rick Stone. Mamo, states this relationship was a major factor in him leaving the NRL after three seasons in the first grade to join the struggling Giants. After signing his new contract, he said that, although England would be a new experience for him, he was excited about the opportunity of playing Super League and re-joining his former coach Rick Stone.
Huddersfield head coach Rick Stone, was equally excited about the prospect of working with Jake at the Giants, stating
“Jake is an explosive quality, who brings plenty to the table offensively. He's courageous, fit and really quick. I'm sure the crowd are going to really enjoy watching him play and hopefully he will score plenty of tries for the Giants in the next couple of years. Mamo, joins ex Super League and Bradford Bulls players, Paul Clough, Lee Gaskell and Dale Ferguson as Huddersfield’s new recruits and will be looking to fill the void left at fullback by Scott Grix who has signed for Wakefield Wildcats for the 2017 season.
Possibly going in the opposite direction is Scotland International Joe Wardle, having already signed to join the Newcastle Knights in 2018 at the end of his current Huddersfield Contract, it is believed that as part of the deal, Huddersfield would not stop Wardle from joining the Knights a year early should both parties be able to sort a deal out.