The Canberra Raiders are thrilled to announce that Rhys Kennedy has signed a two year deal with the club from the Melbourne Storm.  

"It's really happy to be here at the Raiders," Kennedy said. "It's a bit closer to my home town at Tuross Heads than Melbourne which will help me concentrate more on my footy.

"The Raiders are great at developing their juniors and I'm looking forward to working hard and progressing as a player under Ricky Stuart and the rest of the coaching staff."

Rhys is the younger brother of back-rower Jarrad and the pair have moved in together following Rhys' signing.

"Having my brother up here has made it a lot easier for me to settle in and it's been great to live with him again," the 20 year old said.

"It's also been really beneficial to my football living with someone that's older and that has a bit of experience in the NRL. Jarrad is great to learn off and to get feedback off.

"I've still got a long way to go development-wise but obviously one of my dreams will be to play in the NRL with my brother. It would be a dream come true really." 

Having graduated from the National Youth Competition with the Storm this year, Kennedy will look to further his development in the VB NSW Cup with Raiders affiliate Mounties, just as his brother has done previously.

"I've still got a lot of development in me as a prop," Kennedy said candidly. "Obviously everybody wants to make their debut in the NRL but I know that I've got a lot of hard work ahead of me and I'm motivated to work hard in the NSW Cup for as long as it takes.

"My aim is to just keep working hard and take my opportunities when they come up."

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