Ottawa make forward Lawton latest signing

Ottawa have confirmed the signing of prop forward Adam Lawton from Newcastle Thunder.

Lawton started out at Widnes, graduating through their academy before making his first team debut in 2013.

He went on to have spells with North Wales Crusaders and Redcliffe Dolphins in Australia before signing for Salford in 2019, where he featured sporadically before joining Newcastle ahead of this season.

He becomes the Aces’ 18th signing ahead of their inaugural campaign next year.

“I am excited to join the Ottawa Aces for next season,” Lawton said. “After already speaking to Laurent a few times and a couple of the lads, I am excited to get on this journey, get things going and I can’t wait to get over to Ottawa and meet all the fans!”

Ottawa head coach Laurent Frayssinous added: “I am thrilled to be able to secure Adam Lawton’s services. It’s a massive coup for the club.

“His ability to break the defence is second to none. I look forward to working hard with him at the start of preseason.”

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