Ex-Wigan Warriors youngster Harry Rushton on his first Canberra Raiders appearance

Ex-Wigan junior Harry Rushton made his first appearance for Canberra last weekend, figuring in two back-to-back friendlies.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 8:33 am
Harry Rushton at Wigan last year

The forward, who left the Warriors at the end of last season, had spells against North Sydney and Sydney Roosters, which they lost 26-18 and 26-20 respectively.

"I'm over the moon, it was good to get some good minutes under my belt," said the 19-year-old ex-Shevington Sharks juniors.

The second game saw him face New South Wales back-rower Angus Crichton, and Rushton said: "He's a big boy, skillful, he got me a couple of times... I tried to get him back but I'm not too sure how well I did! It was great to have that at the start and build from that."

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Rushton made one appearance for Adrian Lam's side last season before moving to Australia.

The trial games last weekend also saw ex-Warriors prop Ryan Sutton have a spell in John Bateman's old position, in the second row.

"I played a bit there at Wigan on the right side," said Sutton. "I've trained there a bit in pre-season and I was quite comfortable when I was put there."