Huddersfield Giants release utility back Jamie Simpson

Jamie Simpson
Simpson scored a hat-trick in the 2009 Sydney derby against Roosters

Huddersfield Giants have released Australian utility back Jamie Simpson.

The 25-year-old was signed by the Giants on a three year contract last February, after being released by South Sydney Rabbitohs.

But Simpson, who was twice treated for cancer as a teenager, made only seven appearances last season and now intends to resume his career in Australia.

"I expect to see Jamie quickly return to the NRL scene" said Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis.