A redemption for the ages is on the cards for Canberra Raiders prop Dane Tilse, with the former Knight being named as part of the leadership group at the Raiders.

It was an ugly incident at a student dormitory in Bathurst that was expected to bring about a premature end to Tilse’s career back in 2005, when he was still a young player.

Despite the adversity however, Tilse has bounced back well since the incident, and was rewarded with a berth at the Raiders, and he has not looked back since.

As a result of the 2005 incident, he was sacked by the Knights and de-registered by the NRL for a season, before he came back in 2006 with the Canberra Raiders.

“I think I’ve just grown on and off the field in the last six years, it’s a long time ago now,” he told AAP.

“I’m just happy to be in the group and I’m hoping I can make a difference.

“Not too much will change, I’ll just go about my training as I have.”

Described by the Raiders club as one of those members that is the “heart and soul” of the Raiders club, he has thus been named in the leadership group along with Alan Tongue, Bronson Harrison, Terry Campese, David Shillington, Brett White and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs.

“For sure I’ve learnt from my mistake off the field and I probably let them know about a few of the pitfalls of drinking as a footballer,” Tilse said.

“I’ve got a fair bit to let the young fellas know about.”

By ricky

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