Canberra Raiders fullback Charnze Nicholl-Klokstad

Proving to be one of the buys of the season, the scintillating form of Charnze Nicholl-Klokstad has seen him rewarded with a new Canberra Raiders deal.

Still contracted for 2020, the club knew they had to act fast, re-signing Nicholl-Klokstad for a further three seasons until 2023.

With the full quota of 23 games to his name this year, 11 tries to boot and great form, it is a far cry from the off-season when he may not have been first choice.

For Nicholl-Klokstad, he is just pleased that he gets to keep playing in the NRL.

“I’m really happy to be staying in Canberra,” the Raiders fullback said.

“I still pinch myself every week that I get to play in the NRL and to get the opportunity to stay at this wonderful club for another three years on top of this year is fantastic.”

With both the club and player wanting stability, Raiders CEO Don Furner knows the potential is there for Nicholl-Klokstad to only get better.

“Charnze has had a wonderful first season for the club after joining us late in the pre-season,” Furner said.

“He’s taken his opportunity with both hands and has established himself as an NRL player.

“We see him as our long-term fullback and it’s a credit to his dedication and work ethic to see him rewarded with this new deal.

“We believe the best is still yet to come for Charnze as he continues to work on his game and become a more experienced player at NRL level.”

By ricky

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