Havili had a mountain of pressure placed upon his shoulders after the injury to Josh Hodgson.

The Tongan international rose to challenge and produced some impressive performances in 2018 for the green machine.

Havili was named at hooker for the Raiders first game of the season in round one against the Gold Coast Titans where he scored the green machine's first try of the game.

The hooker went on to play every game in 2018 for the Raiders despite the return of Josh Hodgson in round 15 against the Wests Tigers.

Havili has become an integral part of the Raiders' squad and recently extended his stay in Canberra for another two seasons.

Season statistics:

Games: 24
Tries: 3
Try assists: 2
Line breaks: 5
Runs (per game average): 5
Running metres (average): 53
Post contact metres (average): 20
Tackles (average): 24