North Wales Crusaders have signed hooker George Roby on a season-long loan from Super League club Huddersfield Giants.

Roby joined Huddersfield on a two-year deal ahead of the 2021 campaign and will link up with Crusaders to gain further experience at League 1 level.

The 18-year-old has previously been part of the academy system at Warrington Wolves and featured for England’s academy side against Wales back in 2019.

On the deal to bring Roby to the club for the remainder of 2021, Crusaders head coach Anthony Murray said: “This is a really positive deal for us and George will provide further competition at nine.

“He’s been part of some good systems at Super League clubs and has been training full-time with Huddersfield this season.

“George is a highly-rated, young player and we’re really excited to see what he can do in a Crusaders shirt in 2021.

“League 1 will no doubt provide George with a good taste of senior rugby league and an opportunity to develop his game, like we’ve done with players who’ve spent time with us on loan previously.”