Bateman wakes up the neighbours!

New Canberra Raiders signing John Bateman has certainly made an impression in the local community following his arrival in Australia.

The former Wigan and Bradford player has revealed he spent half an hour attempting to gain access to what he thought was his house – only to discover he’d been banging on the door of his neighbour!

“Great start. I’ve just spent 30 minutes trying to get in to 61,” he said.

“Some woman came and answered the door at 6.15 in the morning after me kicking it about ten times, asking what was up.

“I live at 63!”

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