Danny Levi NRL return confirmed

Danny Levi Huddersfield Giants Credit: Alamy
Danny Levi Huddersfield Giants Credit: Alamy

Danny Levi has joined Canberra Raiders on a two-year deal ahead of the 2023 NRL season.

The Samoan international was granted an early release on compassionate grounds by Huddersfield during the off-season.

Levi, 26, had 12-months remaining on his two-year contract.

He has played 112 NRL games for Newcastle, Manly and Brisbane. The hooker spent one season in Super League with the Giants, making 30 appearances in the competition and scoring four tries.

Levi also made four appearances for Samoa during the delayed 2021 World Cup.

Canberra CEO Don Furner said: “We’re really pleased to secure Danny Levi for the next two seasons with his experience and skill at hooker providing us with another quality player in that position in the NRL squad.”

Explaining his release earlier in October, Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis commented: “Danny had been in dialogue with Ian Watson regarding potential options next year in the NRL for him over the past few months.

“Whilst we were very keen for him to stay, it would have been unfair given the circumstances which have now cropped up. Danny can leave with our very best wishes and return down under after his World Cup commitments with hopefully great memories of his time here as a Giant.

“We will always try to put the players and their family’s happiness and wellbeing as a priority and in this instance, Danny has been straight with us throughout and made what I am sure is the right call for him and his young family which we support and were able to facilitate this.”

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