Granted an immediate release by the Canterbury Bulldogs, the Canberra Raiders have pounced and signed back-rower Corey Harawira-Naera.
After his incident in Port Macquarie, Harawira-Naera felt like a fresh start was needed and Canberra are the beneficiaries.
Harawira-Naera joins the Bulldogs effective immediately, in addition to signing on until the end of 2022.
Once he passes all NRL Apollo protocols, Harawira-Naera will be allowed into the Raiders bubble.
Club CEO Don Furner is pleased to sign a player of Harawira-Naera’s quality.
“Corey is a very talented player who’s played representative football for New Zealand and we’re looking forward to having him join the club for the next two and half years,” Furner said.
“He will join the squad for training once he’s been cleared by the Apollo committee and then its up to the coaching staff to work out when he may play his first game for the club.”