Huddersfield swoop for Fielden

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Stuart Fielden has joined Huddersfield
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Stuart Fielden has joined Huddersfield

Huddersfield have signed former Great Britain prop forward Stuart Fielden following his release by Wigan.

The 33-year-old Fielden has signed a two-year contract with the Giants, where he will link up with head coach Paul Anderson, his old Bradford team-mate.

With Brian McDermott and Joe Vagana, they formed the famous "awesome foursome" front row quartet who laid the foundations for Bradford's trophy-laden years in the early days of Super League.

Fielden was widely acknowledged as the best front rower in the game when he left Bradford midway through the 2006 season.

He cost Wigan a world record transfer fee of £440,000 but he was not offered a new contract after making just two appearances in the last two seasons due to knee and pectoral injuries.

"It's a very exciting day for me, the first day at my new club and I am really enthusiastic about it," Fielden said.

"I was speaking to a number of clubs and having come from a top standard club, I wanted to have something similar.

"For the last two years Huddersfield have been in the top four for two-thirds of the season so there is obviously something right going on and, with Paul Anderson's plans, hopefully we will get to the top and I firmly believe that in the next few years we will achieve that.

"I think I have a massive amount to offer as a player. I can use all my techniques and I feel I can offer a lot of experience.

"I have been in 15 finals and I've got 10 trophies which is something I can draw on and give insights into the big games."

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