:Digital Image by Grant Trouvile © NRLphotos  : 2015 NRL Round 2 - Canberra Raiders v NZ Warriors  at Canberra Stadium, Sunday March 15th 2015.

2015 proved to be the season where Jack Wighton excelled and staked his claim for the fullback position. Wighton was at his dynamic and attacking best throughout 2015, playing in 21 games and scoring seven tries. Having played many positions in his four years with the Raiders, Wighton’s freakish talent now seems best suited to the fullback position.

Wighton was very consistent across the stats sheet; placing second across the team in runs and metres gained and third in tackle breaks.

Wighton again played for the Indigenous All Stars and Country Origin in 2015, with 2016 earmarked as the year where he will press for further representative duties. At only 22 years of age Wighton has many years ahead of him, which is very positive for Raiders fans.

Having recently re-signed for a further three seasons, Wighton has the potential to become one of the Raiders great players.

Memorable Moment

Wighton’s hit on the Panthers Jamie Soward in Round 25 was for many his highlight of the year.

However his two try performance in the Raiders opening round victory over the Sharks was arguably his season’s best performance. Wighton opened the scoring exploding onto a through ball from Jarrod Croker to burst through the Sharks defence. Wighton followed this up by catching the Sharks defence napping and zipping away for an 80m try that gave Canberra a valuable lead.

Wighton's performance signalled the form he was bringing into the new season and cemented his position at fullback. 

Statistics:

Matches

Runs

Metres

Tackles

Tries

Try Assists

Tackle Breaks

Offloads

Line Breaks

21

319

3007

126

7

6

58

9

10