In order to keep the playing group moving forward, the Raiders saw his re-signature a crucial part of this, as they attempt to keep their side together.
For Tilse, he simply could not envisage leaving Canberra, and for him, he was more than happy to commit to a long-term deal from the club, despite receiving informal offers from other clubs.
â€œA few weeks ago the Raiders said they were keen to extend my deal down here and Iâ€™ve been here for a while now, so once we had the terms of the agreement settled I was more than happy to stay,â€ Tilse said.
â€œThere was a bit of interest around but no formal offers were put on the table. In the end Iâ€™m happy to stay in Canberra, itâ€™s been a good mix for me and I love playing for the club.â€
David Furner, the Raiders coach, said that re-signing Tilse was on the Raiders to-do list, as he is seen as a crucial player in the forwards for their future.
â€œDane is quite settled here and heâ€™s playing very good football for us.
He has moved into the starting side and is unfortunately injured at the moment, but heâ€™s a big part of our plans going forward,â€ Furner said. â€œHeâ€™s got a proud family history at the club with his Dad Mick playing at the club as well and weâ€™re happy to have him signed on for three more years.â€