Still a crucial player in their premiership window, winger Jordan Rapana will stay on with the Canberra Raiders for 2021.
A prolific try-scorer, Rapana returned to the Raiders after a brief COVID-affected stint playing Japanese rugby union.
As he looks to return to training next week, Rapana says the Raiders were the club he wanted to be at.
“I’m really happy to be staying in Canberra, I feel like I’ve got unfinished business here and I want to be part of a team that can win a grand final,” Rapana said.
“I love everything about the club and the boys we have here are a great bunch of blokes who I think can do something special.”
The pre-season is one he looks forward to, for it is the first time in quite a few years that he is fit heading into the new season.
“I’m looking forward to a full pre-season as well,” Rapana continued.
“The last couple of pre-seasons for me have been hard as I’ve had surgery or niggling injuries, but I feel really good and I can’t wait to get back into it and be ready for the start of the season.”
With 132 NRL games to his name and pleasing Raiders fans consistently, CEO Don Furner knows how important a player he is to the Raiders.
“Jordan’s a very popular member of the playing group and well-loved by the fanbase, so to have an experienced player like him stay at the Raiders is great news for the club,” Furner said.