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Giants youngster heads to Leigh

29th December 2018, 17:22 by Tom McGarry

Huddersfield Giants have allowed teenager Oliver Russell to move to Championship club Leigh Centurions on loan for the 2019 season.

Teenager Russell made six Super League appearances for the Giants last season and the scrum-half will now continue his development in the Championship during the upcoming campaign.

Russell comes from rugby league stock as his father Richard made over 300 appearances for Wigan, Oldham and Castleford between 1985 and 1998.

Leigh coach John Duffy has also previously worked with Russell during their time together at Wigan and is excited to welcome the 19-year-old to Leigh Sports Village.

Duffy said: "He’s got a really old head on young shoulders and reads the game well."

Russell is looking forward to spending the season with Leigh and is hoping to play as much rugby as he can over the coming months.

"I’m really excited about coming to Leigh and playing under John," Russell revealed. "He’s (Duffy) a very good technical coach and a good person so when the opportunity arose I jumped at it.

"I’m aiming to play as many games as I can and to win something with Leigh."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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