Raiders add to their English contingent with signing of Rushton

Newly signed Canberra Raiders back-rower Harry Rushton

The Canberra Raiders have become somewhat of a home away from home for Englishmen and they have added another. Harry Rushton.

The Raiders already have Josh Hodgson, Elliott Whitehead, John Bateman and Ryan Sutton on the books.

The young and talented Rushton, who is currently a Wigan Warriors player, will join in 2021.

The Raiders ambitions are for him to take the spot of the departing John Bateman.

Rushton comes with plenty of potential and promise and his three-year deal gives him time to mature and develop.

The Raiders back him to add quality and youthful exuberance to the forward pack.

“Harry is one of the most promising young back-rowers in the United Kingdom,” NRL Recruitment and High-Performance Director Peter Mulholland said.

“We’ve had a lot of success with the Englishmen that we’ve brought over and Harry is another player who we see as having a lot of potential and who will fit in with our organisation.

“By the end of his first pre-season, we’ll be looking to get him into our under 20’s team so he can get some experience and work his way through our pathway system.”

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