Since his move to fullback, he has become a focal point of the Raiders team as well as their attack and in news that will please the club’s fans, Jack Wighton has re-signed with the club until the 2020 season.
Since making his debut in 2012, he has gone on to play in more than 100 NRL games and will continue to add to that number.
Wighton is as green as they come and with such a good roster coming together, the culture and aim for a premiership is what spurred him on to stay.
“I’m very excited and very happy to stay here in Canberra with the Raiders and I know we’ve got a really strong team here and a great club,” Wighton said.
“We all want to work towards winning a premiership and I’m really looking forward to the next few seasons here.”
The Raiders have long been a team to pride themselves on the retention of their local juniors and CEO Dave Furner highlighted that when speaking of Wighton’s retention.
“Jack is an extremely talented player who is maturing into a very consistent and established NRL player,” said Furner.
“We’re very happy he’s decided to remain with the Raiders.
“He’s a big part of our plans as we build for the future and someone we believe is very important for our football club.”