Jack Wighton best placed to handle centre move: Ricky Stuart

Jack Wighton centre

Canberra Weekly

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart claims Jack Wighton is better placed to tackle the move to centre in State of Origin than ever before after a year of off-field growth and on-field challenges.

Wighton will return to the centres for NSW on Wednesday night, the first time at any level since the 2020 Origin series, having played only at five-eighth for the Raiders since.

The Orange junior will act as another kick option outside of Jarome Luai in NSW’s attack, with his big body also set to be an advantage when he takes the line on.

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