Turner to swap Saints for Canberra


Canberra Raiders have agreed a deal to sign Jordan Turner from St Helens on a two-year deal from 2017.

The versatile 27-year-old played at loose forward in Saints' 14-6 Super League Grand Final victory over Wigan Warriors in 2014 and has scored 200 points for the club since signing from Hull FC in 2012.

Having agreed a switch to the NRL, Turner is excited to link up with former team-mate Iosia Soliola and test himself in Canberra.

"It's been a long standing dream of mine to play in the NRL. When Sia was at St Helens we got along really well. I spoke to him about Canberra and the team. He was very helpful in making my decision," said Turner in a Canberra statement.

"I've been watching the Raiders closely this year because of the move. I know it's going to be quite tough for me to break into the team.

"The centres are pushing for [the State of] Origin [series], the backrow is great and the halves are going really well. 

"I can pretty much play anywhere. I'm just going to train hard and make the most of my chance when I get to Canberra."