Talented young forward from family steeped in rugby PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Walsh   
Sunday, 25 April 2021

guy graham.pngWhitehaven have moved into the rugby union market again following the announced signing of flying winger Aaron Purewal.

The club had also given a trial to tough forward Guy Graham, son of Borders legend George Graham and it proved a successful one culminating in the announcement of another signing.

Graham has been capped at under 20’s level by Scotland and has played for the Newcastle Falcons after leaving Carlisle.

Haven director Ashley Kilpatrick said: “Guy comes with a big rap from rugby Union having been over at Newcastle Falcons.

“Charlo and Jonty have seen enough of Guy in training while he’s been here the past few weeks to want to keep him until the end of the season and like Aaron they feel he could have a big future in rugby league. As a club we are delighted to have him on board”

Graham comes from a family with rugby pedigree across both codes. The coaching staff having seen enough over the trial period to be impressed with the former Newcastle Falcons forward, to have signed Guy up for the season.

On the signing head coach Gary Charlton said: “Guy has been here a couple of weeks and he’s impressed in training. He defends well and is a big lump of a lad from a rugby family.

“I played with his dad George at Carlisle Border Raiders and he was a Scottish rugby Union international who played at Newcastle Falcons.

“His brother Gary is at the Falcons and has played for Scotland. We like what we’ve seen so far in training. We think he will have a big future in rugby league and are delighted to have him on board until the end of the season.”

Graham was on the bench at Featherstone this afternoon where Haven lost 48-14 while Purewal started and marked his debut with a try.

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