Huddersfield Giants’ superb new Super League signing has arrived early.
Former Canberra Raiders and Wigan Warriors forward Harry Rushton was spotted at the John Smith’s Stadium as Huddersfield took on Wakefield Trinity on Friday night.
Rushton, who has signed a three-year deal with the West Yorkshire club, came through Wigan Warriors Academy, making his Super League debut in Round 14 game for the Warriors against St Helens.
A 190cm, 100kg powerful forward, the 20-year-old signed for Canberra Raiders in 2021, going on to make his debut in Round 7 of the NRL before making two further appearances in the competition for the Raiders.
It’s fair to say it’s a signing that has been welcomed greatly by Huddersfield
“It’s a major capture for us, in terms of his stature and age everything that he bring to the rugby field and himself as a person,” Watson previously said.
“It gives us a really good look of going forward in the future of building around a young British pack.
“I wanted to talk to him straightaway when I found he was available. It’s happened really quickly, it was something we were looking at.
“I’ve been watching his games playing in the NSW competition for Canberra. I remember speaking to Richard (Thewlis – Managing Director at Huddersfield) about him about being a great British kid who can defend with a great ball playing ability. and then a week down the line I got a phone call that he was potentially available.
Watson has also revealed what clinched the deal for Rushton to come over, despite interest
“I explained to him what we were doing and where we are trying to go to.
“Canberra wanted to keep him but I believe there was interest over here and there is going to be for that quality of player.”
Rushton promises to light up Super League for the Giants in 2023.