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Sport Canberra Raiders rising star Tom Starling re-signs until end of 2022

03:26  29 september  2020
03:26  29 september  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Canberra Raiders have re - signed star forward Josh Papalii until at least the end of 2024. Papalii, 28, is an Australia and Queensland representative and has played 215 NRL games Already contracted until the end of 2022 , Papalii has re - signed through until 2024, with an option for 2025.

The Canberra Raiders have re - signed star forward Josh Papalii until at least the end of 2024. Papalii, 28, is an Australia and Queensland representative and has played 215 NRL games Already contracted until the end of 2022 , Papalii has re - signed through until 2024, with an option for 2025.

Canberra Raiders have received a major boost on the eve of the NRL finals, with rising star Tom Starling signing a two-year deal with the club.

The 22-year old has been a revelation this season following the injury to star hooker Josh Hodgson , and will now remain in the nation's capital until at least the end of the 2022 NRL season.

He has shared the No.9 role with Siliva Havili since Hodgson's injury, and will be a focal point of their upcoming finals series.

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Tom Starling walked off the ground after making his NRL debut for the Knights in 2018 convinced Tom Starling in action for the Knights in 2018. ©Shane Myers/NRL Photos. So, what went wrong In the end , I didn't hear a reason why they didn't re - sign me but I never dwelled on it or sat there and

The Canberra Raiders have signed former Newcastle hooker Tom Starling on a train-and-trial contract until the end of February. But the Knights decided against re - signing him at the end of the 2018 season and he's now made his way to Canberra to fight for one of the remaining few spots on

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Starling said he was happy to re-sign with the club ahead of his first ever finals appearance this weekend.

“I’m really happy to get the chance to extend my time in Canberra, especially since the Raiders are the club that gave me an opportunity to train last year and get myself into their squad,” he said.

“To sign for a further two years is really exciting, and I can’t wait to play in my first finals game this weekend.”

Raiders head coach Ricky Stuart said that Starling's extension was due to his hard work both on and off the field this year.

“It’s key position at hooker and when Josh was injured, there were a lot of heads that went down," he said.

"I’m fortunate because I see what work Tommy does. I see all the hard work he puts in and the work he puts into the combinations with his halves.

“That’s a credit to him for sticking and committing to all his training and being patient. He got his crack and he’s got an extra two years out of that too.

"We’re very fortunate to have Tom Starling at the club.”

Canberra will take on Cronulla on Saturday evening in an elimination final at GIO Stadium.

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