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Canberra Raiders looking to sign Jake Connor

03 Jun 22, 1:45PM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

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Jake Connor has become a stalwart of Super League and is one of English Rugby League’s poster boys after nearly 200 games in Britain’s top flight where he has on more occasions than not put on consistent performances.

Connor made his Super League debut with Huddersfield in 2013 and over the coming two seasons would spend time out on loan with Batley and Oldham.

In 2016 he participated in his first full Super League campaign with the Giants before signing with Hull FC for the following year.

The 27-year-old made an instant impact for the mighty black and whites and was an integral part of their 2017 Challenge Cup Final win against the Wigan Warriors.

Connor was then selected to make his debut for the England national team in 2018 and is now one of Super League’s stars.

It is hard to imagine him leaving the competition at this point but reports have emerged that multiple NRL clubs are interested in signing Connor with one team in particular making moves to bring in the England international according to Hull Live’s William Jackson.

“Canberra Raiders are one club known to be keen on the 27-year-old after studying his performances and it seems they could be ready to make their move,” said Jackson.

“Of course, having signed a new two-year deal last year, Connor is under contract at the MKM Stadium until the end of the 2023 Super League season.

“As such, any move for Connor would require a transfer fee and FC are unlikely to want to part with their star man on the cheap.

“His contract also indicates that should Connor make the move to the NRL it would have to be on Hull’s terms.”

Canberra has become known for their investment in bringing Super League talent to the NRL over the last decade.

Players such as George Williams, John Bateman and Josh Hodgson have all had stints at the club with Hodgson set to leave for Parramatta at the end of this season, with the likes of Elliott Whitehead and Harry Rushton also currently at the Raiders.

Jake Connor’s versatility makes him a valuable asset to any team as he can play at fullback, in the centres and at five-eighth.

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