With the rumours persisting that Harrison was set to join the Eels, he decided that staying in the nation’s capital was the best option for his career.
“To be honest, I’ve probably been spoilt up in Sydney. I had mum there and my sisters there. So coming down here means that I had to do a lot by myself,” Harrison said.
Harrison was eager to get the deal sorted before the start of the season, so that the Raiders can focus on their season, as the Raiders look to make the finals for their second successive year.
“I didn’t want to have an excuse if I didn’t perform well that it was because of this,” he said.
“I felt that I’m a part of it here now and that it’s been good.
“And I want to bear the fruits of earlier years with the hard games we’ve put in.”
Don Furner, the Raiders Chief Executive says that it is encouraging and a good sign when players choose to stay with the Raiders.
“It’s pleasing when the players want to stay here,” Furner said.