James Gavet: Huddersfield Giants sign Samoa and Newcastle Knights prop

James Gavet in action for Newcastle Knights
James Gavet will join Huddersfield for pre-season training in December

Huddersfield Giants have signed Samoa prop James Gavet from National Rugby League side Newcastle Knights on a two-year contract.

The 29-year-old has played for five teams in Australia's NRL, including Wests Tigers and New Zealand Warriors.

Gavet follows full-back Ashton Golding to the Super League side after his move from Leeds Rhinos.

"I hope I can be the piece that fits perfectly to complete the puzzle," Gavet told the Huddersfield website.

Head coach Simon Woolford said: "James had a number of options including some top Super League clubs, so we're thankful to James and his management for making the choice to come to Huddersfield and we feel this is a major coup for the club."

Huddersfield finished 10th last season, just two points above bottom side London Broncos.