Huddersfield Giants are an English professional rugby league club from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire who play in the European Super League competition. They play their home games at the Galpharm Stadium which is shared with Huddersfield Town F.C.. Huddersfield is also one of the original twenty-two rugby clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895, making them one of the world's first rugby league teams. With a trophy haul of 7 Championships and 6 Challenge Cups they are historically one of the most successful clubs in Rugby League.
The club, particularly amongst older supporters, is sometimes referred locally as Fartown named after the ground which they occupied up until 1992, which is located in the Fartown district of Huddersfield.
They play in a distinctive strip of a claret shirt with thin gold hoops, claret shorts and claret and gold hooped socks and are currently sponsored by Caboodle. They have rivalries with Leeds Rhinos, Bradford Bulls, Oldham Roughyeds, Halifax, Warrington Wolves and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Over the past few years the West Yorkshire club have been building a very productive partnership with Co-operative Championship side Batley Bulldogs, This partnership has all the makings of being successful and the fans of both sides have taken to this partnership.
Read more about Huddersfield Giants: 2013 Squad, 2013 Transfers, Honours, Players Earning International Caps While At Huddersfield, Other Notable Players
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