Perhaps surprising a few in some ways, Ricky Stuart has extended his deal as head coach of the Canberra Raiders by two years.
Already the head coach for 2023, Stuart will now stay on until the end of 2025.
In the end, after meeting as a club, Raiders Chairman Dr Alan Hawke said the decision was unanimous to extend his stay.
“The board believes that Ricky provides the best direction and stability our club needs at this time,” Hawke said.
“With professionalism and passion for the organisation, club, members, fans and supporters, Ricky continues to be the best-fit for the role.”
“The board also wants to provide a clear and decisive direction in the head coaching position, to provide clarity and assurance to current and future players who may be looking to extend or sign with the club.”