Jordan Paga: Hunslet sign ex-Huddersfield Giants academy and Coventry Bears youngster

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Former England Colleges captain Jordan Paga is the 12th new face to join Hunslet’s squad for 2022.

The 20-year-old, who has signed a one-year contract, gives coach Alan Kilshaw an extra option at half-back, full-back and hooker.

Paga played his junior rugby at the Moldgreen club in Huddersfield.

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He featured for Halifax Elite Rugby Academy and Huddersfield Giants’ reserve side before switching to Hunslet’s Betfred League One rivals Coventry Bears in September, 2020.

Hunslet's latest signing Joe Paga. Picture c/o Hunslet RLFC.Hunslet's latest signing Joe Paga. Picture c/o Hunslet RLFC.
Hunslet's latest signing Joe Paga. Picture c/o Hunslet RLFC.

“I am joining a really good club at Hunslet - and a very good coach in Alan Kilshaw,” Paga said.

“I’m aiming to be the best I can be, week-in and week-out and help the Parksiders get right up there again.”

Hunslet’s recruitment for next year has focused mainly on young players with a point to prove and Kilshaw reckons Paga fits the bill.

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“Jordan has been in some very good systems at Huddersfield Giants and is hungry for a crack at this level,” the Hunslet boss said.

“His dedication to improve and push himself is second to none.”

Kilshaw added: “He will be a very good acquisition as he can play a number of positions comfortably and I feel there is a lot of potential which the coaching team need to develop and harness.”

Other players who have joined the club for 2022 are Josh Jordan-Roberts, Jack Mallinson, Rian Rowley, Jack Render, Jacob Beer, Ethan O'Hanlan, Cam Berry, Jordan Syme, Dom Horn, Jason Mossop and Matty Stableford.

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