WHITEHAVEN Rugby League has announced the signing of Dalton Desmond Walker on a 2-year deal. 

This will see the Australian link up with Jonty Gorley’s squad in the next few weeks until the end of the 2025 season.

No stranger to the British game Desmond Walker has made 58 appearances for West Wales Raiders and Keighley Cougars being a part of the Keighley side that gained promotion to the Championship going unbeaten in their 2022 League 1 campaign.

Ahead of the 2023 season DDW had signed for the Bradford Bulls but decided to return home to his native Australia and has been playing in France in recent months.

Speaking about signing Desmond Walker Haven head coach Jonty Gorley said: “ I'm delighted to welcome Dalton to the club, he’s a player we’ve looked at for a while.

"He's a big thing at 6ft 4 and 104kg and gives us that size that I’ve been looking for. Dalton has previous experience in the UK, playing for West Wales and he was part of the Keighley squad that won League 1 and had a stint with Bradford.

"He's an aggressive fella, I remember him being sent off for West Wales against Haven at the rec.

"I'm looking forward to Dalton getting here, he should be here in about three weeks, waiting for his Visa. He’s been keeping himself fit playing in France, so should be up to speed when he gets here.”

DDW becomes the 23rd member of the 2024 squad ahead of the club's first pre-season encounter vs Widnes Vikings in Jack Owens Testimonial on Sunday, January 14 at DCBL Stadium, Widnes followed by the annual Ike Southward Memorial Trophy fixture vs Workington Town on Sunday, January 21 at Fibrus Community Stadium, Workington.