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The Canberra Raiders can confirm the signing of second rower Harry Rushton on a three-year deal starting 2021.

Rushton, 18, will join the club from the Wigan Warriors at the commencement of the 2021 pre-season and will be part of the Raider’s Top 30 squad.

Canberra Raiders NRL Recruitment and High-Performance Director Peter Mulholland, said that Rushton is highly rated prospect and will add quality in the forward pack.

“Harry is one of the most promising young backrowers in the United Kingdom,” Mulholland said. “We’ve had a lot of success with the Englishmen that we’ve brought over and Harry is another player who we see as having a lot of potential and who will fit in with our organisation.

“By the end of his first pre-season we’ll be looking to get him into our under 20’s team so he can get some experience and work his way through our pathway system.”

Rushton has played for Wigan’s academy side and also represented England at academy level.