Two of the key players at the Canberra Raiders, Elliott Whitehead and Ryan Sutton have both signed contract extensions with the club.
The new deals will run through until the end of the 2022 season, with both establishing themselves within the side.
There was no other club in mind for Whitehead, who said the decision was an easy one.
“I’ve absolutely loved my time at the Raiders so far, so to extend for another two seasons is fantastic and I know we’re on the right path to achieving success,” Whitehead said.
“I’ve seen this squad grow into something special over the past few seasons.
“I really wanted to make sure I stayed in Canberra and be a part of what we’re building. I didn’t want to go anywhere else.
“It’s great news to get the deal sorted and my focus is now on having a really strong finals series for the Raiders and hopefully helping the club win a competition.”
In his first year with the club, Sutton has surprised many by making a smooth transition.
Despite playing well, Sutton knows that he can get even better over the course of his deal.
“I set my sights on coming out to Australia and getting my foot in the door with the Raiders and I’ve been lucky enough to play more games than I expected in my first year,” Sutton said.
“It’s my goal now to keep getting better and better each year of this contract and hopefully establishing myself as an NRL player for the rest of my career.”
“I really want to thank Ricky and the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity and I’m looking forward to becoming a better player in the future for the Raiders.”