Sisa Waqa was the Raiders representative at the 2016 Dick Smith Auckland Nines jersey launch in Sydney today. Waqa unveiled the Raiders 2016 Auckland Nines jersey, with Austbrokers Canberra coming on board as the front of jersey sponsor.
Waqa enjoyed playing in the Auckland Nines tournament for the Raiders in 2015, scoring his first try in Raiders colours. Waqa has also played at the tournament previously for his former club, the Melbourne Storm.
Waqa expressed his desire to play in next years tournament which will be contested on February 6 and 7.
"Everyone is starting to talk about the Nines after getting into pre-season training and hopefully we will send a good side to compete" Waqa said.
"The Raiders have been sending young teams, but hopefully we send a decent side and win the Nines. I want to play in the Nines. It's a fun but really tough weekend of games".
Austbrokers Canberra takes great pride in announcing a partnership agreement with Canberra’s favourite NRL team the ‘Green Machine.’
With emphasis on Courage, Respect, Integrity and Professionalism we believe the core values of the Canberra Raiders directly coincide with those of Austbrokers Canberra. The sponsorship provides a voice for our corporate identity, affiliating our brand with an iconic Canberra entity, which has a proud place in the history of Australian Rugby League.
The partnership enhances our ability to foster links with the wider community, by way of sponsorship of the Canberra District Rugby League competition which will be known as the Austbrokers Canberra Raiders Cup in 2016 and 2017.
This partnership marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Austbrokers Canberra. We look forward to growing our public profile and supporting our community.
The Raiders Auckland Nines side will be announced at Jersey's Megastore in Canberra on January 30. More information about the announcement will be posted closer to the date.
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