Whitehaven announce first signing for 2021

Whitehaven have announced the signing of Ryan King on a one-year deal.

King, 23, joins the club having previously played at Sydney Roosters and Cronulla Sharks in Australia. In 2017, the forward was a part of the Italy train-on squad for the Rugby League World Cup, and has again been selected for the 2021 campaign which is being held in England.

“I’m delighted to have got Ryan’s signature,” said head coach Gary Charlton.

“He is a big lad with a bit of pace and has a good step. He can bend his back and has come through some good systems and played at a decent level. We look forward to seeing him arrive for pre-season. I’d like to thank the Vice Presidents for helping us to be able to bring Ryan over.”

On the move, King said: “I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing football in a different country. I’ve got a couple of friends that have played in the competition with other clubs and they’ve always said how strong the competition is. When the opportunity came I didn’t really think about it I just said yes straight away.”

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