Curtis Naughton to Head to the NRL


Newcastle Knights set to sign English Utility back Curtis Naughton before June 30 Deadline.

Born in Dewsbury, Naughton started his professional career with Bradford, signing a three-year contract in November 2012.

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He made his first team debut in the final game of the 2013 Super League season against Huddersfield. Despite having two years remaining on his contract, he left the club at the end of the season to move to Australia with his mother.

In October 2014, after spending a season playing for the Roosters’ under-20s side, Naughton signed a one-year contract with Hull F.C. to return to the Super League. His form will Hull FC in the 2015 season was rewarded as Naughton extended his stay with the ‘Black & Whites’ until the end of 2018.

Struggling to crack into the side in 2017 Naughton was put on loan to Leigh Centurions, where he has made 6 appearances for Leigh and scored on four occasions.

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But Naughton has decided to turn his back on Super League and has requested an immediate release from his current playing contract to return to Australia to reunite with his mother that still resides in Australia.

The Newcastle Knights are believed to have offered Naughton a contract for the remainders of the 2017 season and a option for 2018.

The 22-year old would be a great addition for Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown, as he has the ability to play, fullback, Centre and on the wing.

 

 

The deal is expected to be completed within the coming days and will join the Newcastle Knights before June 30th.

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 Bradford Bulls 1 0 0 0 0
2014 Sydney Roosters 0 0 0 0 0
2015– Hull F.C. 29 17 1 0 70
2015(loan) Doncaster 7 1 1 0 6
2017–(loan) Leigh Centurions 6 4 0   16
  Total 43 22 2 0 92