Italy’s Tedesco to join Raiders

NRL superstar James Tedesco will don the Azzurri jersey again at the World Cup

Italy World Cup star James Tedesco will join Canberra Raiders for the 2015 season.

Tedesco, 21, scored a try on his international debut, as Italy defeated Wales 32-14 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, and he will leave Wests Tigers to join the Raiders on a three-year deal.

Raiders CEO Don Furner said: “James is an outstanding young talent who we see as a big signing for the Raiders and we look forward to him joining the club at the beginning of the 2015 season.

“The Raiders have followed James’ progress from his days at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown and we know being from Camden, James will fit into the lifestyle and culture here in Canberra.”

“We wish him a successful season for the remainder of 2014 with the Wests Tigers and look forward to him joining us for pre-season 2015.”

New South Wales born Tedesco made his NRL debut back in 2012, suffering a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee that ruled him out for the rest of that season.

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