Tee Ritson: Everything you need to know about St Helens’ new recruit

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Tee Ritson has been one of the standout stars in the Championship for several years now, and in 2023 he will get his chance in Super League with champions St Helens.

The 26-year-old is a try-scoring machine, having scored 70 tries in 73 appearances for hometown club Barrow over the last four seasons.

2022 was Ritson’s best season to date, scoring 33 tries in 31 games, helping Barrow secure a spot in the Championship play-offs.

One of the fastest wingers in the game, Ritson has been snapped up by Super League champs Saints on a season-long loan for 2023, with a view to making the move permanent.

Factfile

Name: Theerapol “Tee” Ritson

DOB: 07/01/1996

Born: Thailand

Hometown: Barrow

Workington – Games: 39 Tries: 12 (2014-17)

Newcastle Thunder – Games: 22 Tries: 18 (2018)

Barrow – Games: 73 Tries: 70 (2019-22)

Tee Ritson “forever grateful” to hometown club Barrow

Ritson says the Raiders are the best club he’s been involved with in his career, and will always be thankful for the opportunities they gave him.

He said: “I’ll forever be grateful for Barrow. I’ve said it to a couple of guys in the past, that Barrow has a special place in my heart.

“It’s the best club I’ve been involved in so far in my career, I’m not afraid to say that.

“The club has given me a lot. They treated me well when I came, but not just the club, the town as well. All the fans, the people, they’ve been so welcoming.

“It’s all given me confidence in myself and given me the ability to shine on the field. 

“I can’t thank the club enough; they’ve done a lot for me, so I hope I’ve repaid them with my performances on the field. I hope I’ve made the fans proud.

“But this opportunity comes around once in a lifetime, and if a team like Saints comes knocking, I’ve got to do it for myself. 

“I hope that I can still make the Barrow people proud when I’m playing for Saints.

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