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The Canberra Raiders have secured Joey Leilua for a further two seasons, with the hulking centre agreeing to a new deal which will see him at the club until the end of the 2020 season.

Leilua has been amongst the Raiders top performers since his arrival at the club mid-season in 2015, with his combination with Jordan Rapana on the Raiders right edge shaping one of the most dangerous attacking duos in the NRL.

Speaking today about his new deal, Leilua said that re-signing for Canberra was an easy decision.

“The culture here around the playing group and staff is fantastic and I love it here in the Canberra community,” Leilua said. “My family love it here and we want to stay here for longer. I’m excited for the fans because we have a lot of potential here in this side.

“I love the place here and what it has done for me on and off the field so I jumped at the chance to re-sign.”

The new deal continues the Raiders push to secure the bulk of their squad long-term and Raiders CEO Don Furner said it was great to add Leilua to the list of players re-signing with the club.

“Joey has taken his game to another level since joining the club and we’re excited about what he can bring to the team over the next couple of seasons,” Furner said. “We’re working on securing a squad which will represent the club long-term and Joey is a very important part of that.” 

Keep an eye out later today on to hear from Leilua about his new deal.

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