Canberra confirm signing of Wigan youngster Harry Rushton

Drew Darbyshire

Canberra have signed young back-rower Harry Rushton from Wigan on a three-year deal from 2021.

The 18-year-old will join the Raiders ahead of the start of 2021 pre-season training and will be included in Canberra’s top 30 squad.

Raiders’ NRL recruitment and high performance director, Peter Mulholland, said: “Harry is one of the most promising young back-rowers in the United Kingdom.

“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-20s team so he can get some experience and work his way through our pathway system.”

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