Turner after Canberra chance

Jordan Turner is set for a utility role with his new NRL club Canberra.

Turner has landed at the Raiders after leaving St Helens.

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart likes the fact Turner can play in the halves, centre and in the back-row, and may use him as an impact player off the bench.

“”With Jordan it’s more… he has a great capacity to play a utility role,” Stuart said.

“He’s played back row, he’s played in the halves, he’s played centre.”

“In today’s game when you’ve got a limited interchange I think that’s a really classic position to be able to fill.”

Turner told media he is happy to play whereever.

“I’ll be happy if I can make the squad for Round 1, if I can be in the 17 I’ll be a very happy man and I’ll be looking to cement my place in the 17 first and then think about the starting line-up after that,” he said.

“I wouldn’t have signed here if I didn’t think I could break in to the team.

“Depending on the way that Ricky wants to go this year, maybe I might be able to be an interchange utility, that’s the sort of thing he’s talked about.”

Turner wants to emulate the success that fellow Englishmen Josh Hodgson and Elliot Whitehead have had in Canberra.

“I think Josh and Elliott were probably in similar situations to what I was in my career, that they needed to take their game to the next level,” he said.

“You can just see from being out here and both of their first seasons they took their games to a level they never reached in England and they’re reaping the rewards for that now.

“Hopefully I can emulate what they’ve done and if I can do that I’ll be a happy man.”







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