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Thursday, 30 October 2014

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Aussie James Cameron signs for Whitehaven RL

Whitehaven have signed big Aussie speedster James Cameron for the 2013 campaign.

James Cameron photo
James Cameron

The 24-year-old, who holds an Italian passport, can play wing or centre but full-back is his preferred position. He will touch down at the Recre on January 4 to begin his preparations for the new season.

Cameron has been on Haven’s radar for some time and the club decided to make a move after speaking to ex-Recre ace Peter Camroux, who coached him at Balmain Tigers and has been scouting for the club in Australia.

Cameron, from Sydney, has featured for Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup over recent seasons and the 6ft 2ins flyer tips the scales at a bulky 95kg.

“We have known about him for a while. We were then contacted out of the blue by Peter [Camroux], who strongly recommended him,” said Paul Nelson, Haven director.

“We’ve seen video clips on social media, but the main reason we went for him was Peter’s recommendation.

“He has all the attributes to be a good player and was so keen to come to us that he has booked his own flight.

“He has made his intentions known, that he wants to have a good year with Whitehaven and earn a place in Italy’s World Cup squad next year.”

Full-back was a problem position for Haven last term, with Jonny Youds, Shane Ackerley, Andreas Bauer, Jessie Joe Parker and Lewis Palfrey all featuring in the No1 shirt at some point.

Youds, Bauer and Palfrey have since left the club, though young Ackerley has signed a contract for next season and Parker, best known as a centre, is also set to return.

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