Dewsbury Rams have agreed a deal with Huddersfield Giants to sign prop forward Shannon Wakeman on an initial one-month loan.

The deal has been struck with a view to Wakeman remaining with the Rams until the end of the season.

Wakeman made 28 Super League appearances for the Giants last season and featured for Italy in the 2017 World Cup.

Prior to joining the Giants, Wakeman was a part of the St George Illawarra Dragons youth set-up and also played for Windsor Wolves and Mackay Cutters.

Rams head coach Neil Kelly said: “The prop forward position is one area we need to strengthen.

“A player of his quality – speed, footwork and defence – will add to what we’ve already become as a team this year.

“He is not fit at the moment, he is a couple of weeks off, but I am really looking forward to him joining us.”