Biography

  • Date of Birth: 09/01/1989
  • Birthplace: Oldham
  • Height: 6”2
  • Weight: 108kg
  • Nickname: JT
  • Cas Debut: vs Warrington - March 28th 2021
  • Heritage Number: #1005
  • Previous Clubs: Salford Red Devils, Hull FC, St Helen’s, Huddersfield Giants
  • Amateur Club: Waterhead Warriors

2021's 'Signing of the Season'. Turner arguably had one of the best years of his career last season, finishing as the Tigers' top try-scorer for the year with a fantastic run set by the 33-year-old in all competitions scoring 17 tries in 20 matches. A major highlight coming in the Challenge Cup semi-final with a hat-trick of scores justly earning him the Man of the Match in that game. Utilised as a winger for much of the campaign but offered versatility to play in the halves, centres, and even second row!

It was the then Salford City Reds where the Oldham-born player began his career, whilst also captaining the England Under-18’s team and being voted Academy Player and Young Player of the Year in 2007. Turner joined Hull FC between 2010-12 before joining St Helens where he claimed their Player of the Season award in his first year. Following a short spell at Canberra Raiders, he joined Huddersfield Giants scoring a try on his debut against Warrington Wolves. Three years later, it was announced Turner was set for a move to the Fords.

2021 was a busy year for Turner who reached two admirable milestones: 350 career appearances and his very own testimonial match for Jamaica. It was the first time in history that a testimonial was granted in the form of an international game and it was a tremendously proud moment for Turner to represent the Reggae Warriors.

Turner’s pre-season with the Tigers was delayed slightly due to his involvement with Jamaica and a small clear-out on his shoulder. The utility player got stuck back in and quickly regained full match fitness and is excited for his second season with Cas!

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