Canada international joins Whitehaven

Whitehaven have signed Canada international Ruairi McGoff on a one-year contract.

The former Workington Town and Barrow Raiders player has been away from the professional game for several years, but he has fell back in love with the sport.

McGoff recently represented Canada in the Americas Championship and will link up with his former coach Gary Charlton again at Haven.

On signing McGoff, Charlton said:“He’s got a great attitude and great work ethic.

“He may not be the most skilful player, but he has a heart of a lion. I know what he brings to the team he will be a great asset to the team he’s infectious.

“I watched him play for Canada, his highlight reel was very good. He took a lot of ball in and he tackled well. It’s something we look for as the prop forwards are the unsung heroes.”

On joining Whitehaven, McGoff said: “It was good to potentially finish on a high playing international rugby.

“But for Whitehaven to come in and speak to me, it’s good to finally have that opportunity to hopefully finish my career on a high.”

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