|Full name||Jack Wighton|
4 February 1993 |
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (13 st 12 lb)|
|Position||Five-eighth, Centre, Wing|
|2013||Indigenous All Stars||1||0||0||0||0|
Jack Wighton (born 4 February 1993) is a professional rugby league player for the Canberra Raiders in the NRL. A Country Origin and Indigenous All Stars representative player. His choice of position is Five-eighth or Centre.
Born in Orange, New South Wales, Wighton played his junior football for Orange CYMS before being signed by the Canberra Raiders. He played for the Raiders NYC team in 2011 before being promoted to the Raiders Full-time NRL squad. Wighton has represented NSW Under 18s and Australian Schoolboys in 2010.
In Round 2 2012 against the Gold Coast Titans at Skilled Park, Wighton had an impressive NRL debut on the wing in the 24-12 win. In Round 6 against the New Zealand Warriors, Wighton scored his first NRL career try in the 32-12 win at Canberra Stadium. On May 2012, Wighton suffered a toe injury in a freak trampoline accident missing most the year until making a return in the Raiders Semi Finals match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in a 38-16 loss at ANZ Stadium. Wighton played in 9 matches and scored 2 tries for the Raiders in his debut NRL in the 2012 NRL season.
Wighton started the 2013 season representing the Indigenous All Stars. Wighton was selected to play for Country Origin, playing at centre in the 18-12 win over City Origin. Wighton played in 18 matches and scored 4 tries for the Raiders in the 2013 NRL season. In November 2013 Wighton re-signed a further 2 years with the Raiders to the end of 2016.