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Sport Bateman to leave Raiders at end of season

07:06  30 june  2020
07:06  30 june  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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  NRL 2020: Mark Geyer slams John Bateman’s handling of Canberra Raiders exit Bateman has been granted an early release from the final season of his three-year deal with the Raiders.The England international will leave the nation’s capital at the end of the 2020 NRL season after the Green Machine this week granted him a release form the third and final season of his Raiders deal.

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Bateman 's deal with the Raiders is worth between 0,000 and 0,000 – with the 26-year-old likely to attract double that money if he was granted permission The Raiders have salary cap limitations for next season and may not be in a position – nor are they obligated – to bump up the back-rower's deal.

John Bateman holding a football ball: Canberra Raiders forward John Bateman © Getty Images Canberra Raiders forward John Bateman

John Bateman will leave the Canberra Raiders at the end of the NRL season after being released from the final year of his contract.

The England international, 26, has been linked with the likes of the Canterbury Bulldogs and Wigan Warriors, the latter the club he left for the Raiders ahead of the 2019 season.

Bateman, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, thanked the Raiders, who said the forward was seeking other opportunities.

"The Raiders gave me an opportunity to come to Australia and play in the NRL and I've loved every moment playing for the club," he said.

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In February 2014, Bateman was selected in the Canberra Raiders 2014 Auckland Nines squad.[7] On 3 May 2014, Bateman again played for the Queensland under-20s team On 7 May 2018, Bateman extended his contract with Canberra to the end of the 2019 season .[16] Bateman finished the 2018

Raiders forward John Bateman has already set the tone for the clash with a far greater prize at the finishing line – a grand final berth Should Ryan Sutton line up for the Raiders , Friday night's match would set a new record for the number of English players in one NRL premiership match, with seven.

"I'm doing everything I can to make sure I get back on the field as soon as possible and finish my last season with the Raiders on a high."

Raiders chief executive Don Furner paid tribute to Bateman for his contribution to the club.

"The club made the difficult decision to allow John to pursue other long-term options and as a result, 2020 will be his final season with the Raiders," he said.

"We're looking forward to John returning from his shoulder injury soon and finishing his time by helping us make the semi-finals again.

"John was fantastic in 2019, featuring in our first Grand Final appearance since 1994 and winning the Dally M for second rower of the year."

Ahead of facing the St George Illawarra Dragons on Friday, the Raiders are seventh on the ladder.

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