The Canberra Raiders have signed experienced English star Jordan Turner for two seasons commencing at the start of 2017.
Turner, 27, is currently playing for St Helens in the English Super League and has played over 200 first grade matches for Salford, Hull FC and St Helens.
An outside back, Turner also has the ability to cover multiple positions including backrow and five-eighth. He is also a former England under 18’s Academy International and captain.
Turner expressed excitement at the prospect of playing in the country where his mother was born.
"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," Turner said.
"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 Origin, 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."