Giants Ta’ai up Ak deal
HUDDERSFIELD welcomed new signing Akuma Ta’ai to the club – but could be about to lose Australian forward Luke O’Donnell.
The 25-year-old New Zealand international, who has signed a threeyear contract with the Giants, missed the start of the Super League season due to red tape.
But he finally got his visa a week ago and arrived at the John Smith’s Stadium yesterday.
Ta’ai is unlikely to make his debut against London Broncos on Sunday – but he could be a useful replacement for O’Donnell, who looks set to cut short his stay in Super League.
The 32-year-old former Australia international back-row forward still has a year remaining on his contract but is wanted by Sydney Roosters in time for the start of the new NRL season next month.
Huddersfield refused to comment, but Roosters recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan said: “We’re interested if a lot of things could happen.”