Raiders release Mataora to join Knights

The Canberra Raiders have released Sam Mataora from the remainder of his current contract to take up a position with the Newcastle Knights for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Mataora was contracted to the Raiders until the end of 2014, but was signed by the Knights on Monday prior to the end of the June 30 transfer period.

Mataora made his debut with the Raiders in 2009 and played 33 NRL matches for the Raiders. He also represented the Cook Islands at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

The Raiders would like to wish Sam and his family all the best for the future.