Whitehaven sign giant RU teenager Callum Rowlandson
Last updated at 12:10, Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Whitehaven have turned to rugby union to sign Cumbria starlet Callum Rowlandson.
The 6ft 5ins Whitehaven RU teenager, who tips the scales at 18 stones, has been on the Recre radar for some time and last night signed a deal until the end of the RL season.
Director Karl Connor said: “He’s a player with great potential and this is a real coup for the club.
“Callum trained with us in the past then got picked for the North of England RU squad, so had to commit to that.
“But his attributes mean he will be ideally suited to rugby league. He’s very tall and powerful, and quick with a good offload.
“It’s a different style of running in rugby union, but Callum runs through tackles rather than in to them, and we believe he has the potential to go far in this game.
“We beat off competition from the likes of Fylde RU Club to get his signature, and other RL teams were interested as well.
“He’s a very highly-valued young man and I’m looking forward to seeing how he goes.”
The pack star scored for Cumbria last month in their County Championship Shield win against Staffordshire at Burton.
“Ralph Calvin and I went to see him last week and Callum seemed so keen to try the game, he bowled us over,” Connor added.
Rowlandson is set to launch his RL career for Haven’s Under-23s.
First published at 11:25, Wednesday, 15 June 2011
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