Raiders prop heads North to Newcastle

Sam Mataora

He has been and out of the Canberra Raiders side before and in search of greener pastures, prop Sam Mataora has completed a move to the Newcastle Knights effective immediately.

Signing with the Knights for the remainder of the 2014 season, the Raiders released a short statement confirming the release of Mataora.

The Canberra Raiders have released Sam Mataora from the remainder of his current contract to take up a position with the Newcastle Knights for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Mataora was contracted to the Raiders until the end of 2014, but was signed by the Knights on Monday prior to the end of the June 30 transfer period.

Mataora made his debut with the Raiders in 2009 and played 33 NRL matches for the Raiders. He also represented the Cook Islands at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

The Raiders would like to wish Sam and his family all the best for the future.

Opportunity can be hard to come by in rugby league but with a chance to play more regularly, the Knights jumped at the option to sign Mataora.

“Sam was looking for a new opportunity,” Recruitment Manager Peter Mullholland said.

“He is young, adds size to our pack, he has a good work ethic and we have no doubt he will want to prove himself at the Knights.”

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