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Elliott Whitehead pens emotional message following Super League return

Elliott Whitehead

Elliott Whitehead is returning to Super League in 2025 after nine years with Canberra Raiders in NRL.

During his time in Super League, he played prominently for both Bradford Bulls and Catalans Dragons, earning him a huge move Down Under.

He has also represented England 27 times and Great Britain four times in the 2019 tour.

Although he’ll soon make his 200th appearance for Canberra Raiders. having been the club’s captain since 2021. his time will come to an end at the end of this season.

He’s off to Catalans Dragons, the last club he played for in Super League – in what may be a swan-song for his remarkable career.

Elliott Whitehead pens emotional message following Super League return

Elliott Whitehead playing for Canberra Raiders

Credit: SWpix

After so long with the Raiders, Whitehead has said farewell to the side, and thanked them.

He said: “First of all, I want to thank Ricky (Stuart, Raiders head coach) and club for the opportunity to come to the NRL back in 2016 and chase my dream.

“I’ve been able to have a wonderful career with the Raiders and to finish my time with the club as captain is something I’m very proud of.

“I also want to thank all of the players that I’ve played alongside in my time with the club and I’m really looking forward to finishing my last year here with the current group and continue to work hard with them to get back into finals contention.

“The players, staff and club made me feel welcome since the moment I arrived and the with my family on the other side of the world the club has become my second family.

“I also want to thank the clubs’ members and fans for their support. They’ve been behind me since I arrived and have always made me feel part of Canberra.

“I truly believe this club and playing group have a bright future ahead of them over the next few years and I look forward to watching them continue to grow and challenge for premierships. Hopefully I can come back and be a part of the club in some capacity in the future.”

He’ll now hope to help the Raiders to a playoff spot in NRL in his final season there, although they currently sit just outside the top eight.

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