A hard-working forward off the bench, the Canberra Raiders have moved swiftly to retain Emre Guler, who has signed on for two more seasons.

Since making his debut in 2018, Guler has played a total of 66 NRL games and is now a regular fixture in the club’s top 17 under coach Ricky Stuart.

In the end, Guler said the decision to stay was not a difficult one and it was made easier after a conversation with Stuart.

“I’m really excited and it wasn’t a hard choice for me,”  Guler said.

“I spoke to Sticky early on in the year and we discussed me staying here and that’s been the plan and I feel like I’ve been playing good footy and it’s worked out.

“I’ve been here now for a few years and Canberra’s home for me, so it made my decision a lot easier and there’s a bunch of lads that I’ve played with for that entire time and it’s good to come through with them and keep working with them.”

Having the chance to play alongside veteran props such as Josh Papalii and Joseph Tapine is also something that Guler relishes, having learnt so much from the duo.

“I’ve learnt a lot of Papa and Taps and I’ve been watching them and working with them for years now and they’re great role models for the community and great players,” Guler continued.

By ricky

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