Let’s hope it stays this way. According to the SMH via London:
Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis said: “Given media reports in Sydney, I feel duty bound to comment on a matter that I feel would have been best kept confidential but now seems to be growing into a media frenzy.
“Our head coach Paul Anderson was contacted by the Roosters suggesting a swap deal involving Luke O’Donnell but none of the options presented to us were deemed satisfactory.
“We of course informed Luke personally as these things seem to have ways of leaking out and he is very comfortable with our actions in respect of what occurred.
“He remains a Giant and will face London Broncos on Sunday at the John Smith’s Stadium which is where all of our energies are focused and not in expanding upon potentially destabilising player movement rumours.”
O’Donnell has made just 23 appearances in two years because of injury and underwent a shoulder reconstruction at the end of last season but he made an impressive return in Huddersfield’s 40-4 win at St Helens last Saturday.
Just 23 appearances in two years in England, not to mention only playing 13 of a possible 24 games in 2010, his last season of NRL action. The Roosters have already let go of Brad Takairangi, but hopefully it was because he got a great deal, NOT because we needed to make room for O’Donnell. Nothing against the man, but its just too much of a risk.