Huddersfield Giants sign Tom Symonds
Huddersfield Giants have signed Manly backrower Tom Symonds on a three and a half year contract.
The 27-year-old is in the UK and training with the Giants ahead of their game with Salford on Friday.
Symonds said he enjoyed his time at the Sea Eagles.
“I am very proud to have worn the maroon and white for the past four seasons,’’ Symonds said.
“It has been a great honour to play alongside many champion players and we have had some real highlights along the way.
“I would like to thank the Sea Eagles Members and fans for their support during my time at the Club. It was an honour to play for you.
“I wish the Sea Eagles all the best for the remainder of the season and for the future. I’m now looking forward to the next chapter of my rugby league career.
"Coming over to the UK was something I have always wanted to do. I sat down and really thought about it and decided it was the best option for me going forward and I'm excited for the new experience on the other side of the world.”
Manly Coach Trent Barrett thanked Symonds for his time at the Sea Eagles.
"Tom has been a fantastic member of our playing squad and a great contributor for the Club over the past few seasons,’’ Barrett said.
“We wish Tom all the best in the future and thank him for what he did at Manly.”
Giants Head Coach Paul Anderson was delighted that the versatile player was now with the squad:
“Tom is a player we enquired about a few years back but he was still making his way in the NRL then and since then has gone on to establish himself at Manly,’’ Anderson said.
“We have been looking for a back rower for a considerable period so we were particularly pleased when one of our hundreds of calls down under proved fruitful in that Tom was looking for a fresh start in the UK.”