After the Parramatta Eels granted him an early release, Super League side, the Huddersfield Giants, have acted and signed Jack Murchie. 

Murchie will join the Giants on a three-year deal and although it did not work out at the Eels, the club wished Murchie all the best.

“Jack is a wonderful person and we would like to thank him for his time at our Club and wish him all the best for his future,” Eels General Manager of Football Mark O’Neill said.

Giants coach Ian Watson admits that the club was after a forward that could offer versatility out wide and through the middle and that Murchie fit the bill.

“We were looking for someone who could play in that middle, or wider position and Jack signed for Parramatta Eels this year, and was playing that position for them, but when you look at the Eels they have some absolute monsters who play in that position for them and Jack’s no small one at 6’4 himself,” Watson said.

“If you look at some of his performances throughout his NRL career, he’s been outstanding throughout that.

“Then like most players he found a place that fit at the New Zealand Warriors and he was killing it as a high scoring forward who could bust the line and create opportunities for others as well as himself, including defensively where his work ethic is great. ”

Murchie himself is looking forward to playing in the Super League under Watson and at the Giants, and is excited to get started.

“I’m really looking forward to joining the club in 2024, and being able to experience playing in the Betfred Super League, I’ve been watching the team and I’m a fan of the style of footy they’ve been playing under Ian Watson,” Murchie said.

“I’ve spoken to Ian numerous times and I’m sure that this is the right move for me, he’s a great coach and one that I’m excited to play under and grow my game in Super League.

“The current group seems a great set of lads, and I’m really looking forward to coming over and meeting them all and enjoying my Rugby with them.”

By ricky

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