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13 Oct 2021

Shona Hoyle signs for Huddersfield Giants

Shona Hoyle signs for Huddersfield Giants

Betfred Women's Super League Shield winners Huddersfield Giants Women have announced the signing of England international Shona Hoyle.

A League Leaders' Shield winner in 2019 with Castleford Tigers and Player of the Match in England's fixture with Wales back in June, she will team up with the Huddersfield Giants ahead of the 2022 season.

Local to Huddersfield, she began her career at 16 with Siddal.

Following the birth of her son, she returned to Rugby League with Featherstone Rovers. After a short stint, a move was made across to Bradford Bulls where she won the treble; the League, Grand Final and Challenge Cup in 2017.

Selection for England came in the same year - she has 13 caps to date, with her first try against Papua New Guinea at the 2017 World Cup.

James Westerby, Head of Women's & Girls Rugby at Huddersfield said: "It's fantastic news and a testament to our achievements as a squad that a player of the calibre of Shona wants to join us.

"It soon became apparent when speaking to Shona that her attitude and beliefs are what we believe in as a squad.

"Shona has a great passion for the women's game, and is continually wanting to improve her own game.

"Shona’s experience of playing the game at the highest level will benefit our young squad immensely. The squad and I are so looking forward to working with Shona."

Lisa Darwin, CEO of Huddersfield Giants Community Trust added: "Being able to attract a player of Shona's calibre is a testament to the work the players, staff and volunteers have put in throughout the season.

"To reach the Shield Final was an amazing achievement but to win it was an unbelievable feat and tops off a fantastic season. We are already looking forward to next season!"