John Grant
Rugby union convert

Wests Tigers has today announced the signing of one of the most talented rugby union players in powerful winger John Grant.

Grant currently plays first grade rugby for undefeated Eastwood in the Shute Shield competition. The 22-year-old has signed a one-year deal with Wests Tigers for the 2012 season. He can also play full-back and centre.

The nephew of former Balmain Tigers winger, James Grant, the winger stands at 195cm and weights 102kg. He was the leading tryscorer in the 2010 Shute Shield with 22 tries.

Grant says he is looking forward to the challenge of playing in the toughest rugby league competition in the world.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in Rugby Union as it presented me with some great opportunities to develop my game,’’ Grant said.

“I’m now looking forward to the next chapter of my career in Rugby League. Wests Tigers is a great Club and I can’t wait to get started with them next year under the direction of Australian Test Coach Tim Sheens.”