England hooker Shaun Lunt extends Giants contract

Shaun Lunt (left)
Lunt (left) has scored 33 tries in 60 appearances for the Giants.

England hooker Shaun Lunt has signed a contract extension committing him to the Huddersfield Giants until the end of 2015.

Lunt had been linked with a move to the Australian NRL, but said he had no hesitation in signing the new deal.

The 24-year-old former Workington player made his international debut against Australia last year.

Giants head coach Nathan Brown said: "The more good English players the Giants can sign the better."

Lunt said: "We have a fantastic playing squad here at the Giants, and we have key members of the squad tied down to long-term contracts with the likes of Kevin Brown, Danny Brough and Luke Robinson signed up alongside lots of high quality youngsters coming through.

"We have good depth to the squad with the mix of youth and experience and we will continue to push hard for honours.

"Although there was talk of playing overseas, to stay at the Giants is really important to me and so when the club came in with the offer for me to remain here I didn't want to play anywhere else."

Brown added: "To see Shaun and Robbo working together along with Kev (Brown) and Broughy long-term can only help the club to prosper. Getting players playing in key positions together for long periods of time helps have good stability in key areas. "