Whitehaven secure services of Australian half

Whitehaven have secured the services of Australian halfback Alex Bishop for the 2022 season.

Bishop, who can also play at hooker, has represented future NRL club Redcliffe Dolphins and North Devils, before making the switch to England.

The 27-year-old has been on the Cumbrian side’s radar for the last two years, and they now have their man.

Talking to the club website, Bishop said:“I’m grateful for the opportunity the club has given me and look forward to getting over there, meeting everyone and playing some good footy.”

Head Coach Jonty Gorley added: “It’s great to have a player of Alex’s pedigree come to Whitehaven. He’s played over 100 games in the Intrust Cup and to do that you must be a decent player.

“During that time he has played for the Broncos and Storm feeder teams playing alongside numerous NRL players.

“Alex will bring this experience and that will be a massive boost for us with him playing in the halves. He can also cover hooker equally as good as he performs at half.

“Signing someone like Alex adds quality to my squad and gives me different options for team selection.”

New Era beckons in Cumbria

Bishop joins former Swinton Lions fullback Geronimo Doyle in signing for the club recently. The club are continuing their recruitment drive after they managed to keep Player of the Year Tom Wilkinson on Tuesday.

They are continuing to build for their new era under new Head Coach Gorley, who replaced long-serving Head Coach Gary Charlton. Gorley was Charlton’s assistant, and the pair finished their last season together by helping Haven qualify for the playoffs.

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