Huddersfield Giants sign Oliver Roberts from Bradford Bulls

Huddersfield Giants sign back-row Oliver Roberts from relegated Bradford Bulls on a two-year deal.

Huddersfield Giants have completed the signing of back-row Oliver Roberts from relegated Bradford Bulls.

The 18-year-old has moved to the John Smith's Stadium on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Roberts made five Super League appearances in two years for Bradford, though he spent the second half of last season on the sidelines with a broken leg.

"Bradford offered me a deal to stay when I regained fitness from injury but I wanted to stay in the Super League competition if at all possible after our relegation," he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.

"The Giants expressed interest and as I live really close and played amateur rugby with a few of the boys there I know how good a setup it is and I am joining a top-four club."

Huddersfield reached the preliminary semi-finals of last season's Super League playoffs before they were beaten by Catalans Dragons.

Adrian Purtell of Bradford Bulls during the pre season friendly match between Bradford Bulls and Castleford Tigers at Odsal Stadium on February 2, 2014
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