Shaw Cross pair making a mark at Giants

Former Shaw Cross Sharks under 16 players Josh Pinder and Jack Flynn both scored in the Huddersfield Giants’ under 19s clash against Leeds Rhinos Academy last weekend, with Huddersfield winning the game 36-24.

Both players were at Shaw Cross from being six years old and signed for the Giants Academy at the end of last season.

Both have featured regularly in the under 19 set-up and played a big part in Saturday’s win.

Pinder has featured in every game so far this season, barring one in which he was injured, and is relishing the experience with the Super League club.

“It is going well at the moment and I’m really enjoying it. It was good to get over for my first try in such a big game, it was a good game to play in because it was really exciting the whole way through,” said Pinder.

“Jack Flynn is also doing really well, he is getting a lot of game time, it is good to have this experience with someone you have played with all your life.”

Pinder is keen to keep his place in the squad and hopes that he can earn himself a first team contract in the coming years.

He said: “I just want to keep playing and try not to get dropped for any games and by the end of next year be looking at earning myself a first team contract.”

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