Raiders Sign Ryan Sutton

The Canberra Raiders have announced the signing of Wigan Warriors star front row forward Ryan Sutton on a two-year deal commencing in the 2019 season.

Sutton, 22, made his debut for the Wigan Warriors in 2014 and has played over 100 matches for the club.

Canberra Raiders Recruitment and High-Performance Director Peter Mulholland said the signing of Sutton was key for the Green Machine, with the young forward keen to test himself in the NRL.

"Ryan is a tremendous young talent who I know was looking for an opportunity to test himself in the NRL and we're thrilled to have been able to get him into our squad for the next two seasons," Mulholland said. "He's been in tremendous form for Wigan this season and we're looking forward to him having a big pre-season with the Raiders and making the move into the NRL.

"With the departure of Junior Paulo and Shannon Boyd at the end of the season we have been looking for some young and upcoming talent to fill their positions and we believe Ryan is the perfect fit. We wish him all the best for the remainder of the season with Wigan."