Whitehaven RL have signed a new player on loan from Huddersfield Giants who currently play in the Super League. 

This comes ahead of Whitehaven's game on Sunday against Halifax Panthers as Head Coach Jonty Gorley looks to strengthen the squad. 

George Roby has signed an initial two weeks loan with Whitehaven following signing a new deal with the Giants which will see him stay with the Super League club until 2023. 

Head coach Jonty Gorley said: "With the injuries we have at the moment with Alex bishop and James Newton we were on the lookout for a 9.

"George has been offered to us for an initial period of two weeks, this is great news for us and hopefully he will slot right in. I don't think he will have a problem with this, as he comes with a good pedigree, he is in a full-time environment at Huddersfield and he has also played England academy.

"He has all all the attributes of a good 9. He looks very sharp out of dummy half and also looks like he can defend well in the middle.

"This opportunity also gives George the chance to play at a higher level than reserve grade and hopefully enhance his opportunities at Huddersfield, so this loan period is a win-win for both clubs."

Roby played for Warrington until 2020 when he signed for Huddersfield and has featured in the club's academy and reserve team since then. 

Director Ashley Kilpatrick added: "Firstly as a club we would like to thank Ian Watson, Andy Kelly & Huddersfield Giants for helping us out, when we needed a 9 with losing James Newton & Alex Bishop.

"George has come through a good system at Warrington and moved on to Huddersfield giants, he’s also an England academy player. This will also give George a chance to test himself at a good standard of rugby in the championship, speaking to George he can’t wait to get started and is thankful for the opportunity.

"We’re really excited to see George and help him with his progression within the game and hopefully the game time here helps him break into the Huddersfield first team."