The Canberra Raiders would like to take the opportunity to thank Jordan Rapana (Raider #322) for his career with the Green Machine, after the announcement this week he’ll be making the move to Japanese Rugby with the Panasonic Wild Knights.
Rapana confirmed his departure on Tuesday via his Instagram account after the Wild Knights announced his signing on their website.
Joining the club mid-way through the 2014 season, Rapana worked his way into the Raiders NRL team, before going on to establish himself as one of the top finishers in the NRL. In 2016 he set a new club record for the most tries in an NRL season for a Raider scoring 22 and scored 74 for the club in total during his NRL career. Since joining the Raiders he’s also represented New Zealand at test level and his native Cook Islands.
Off the field, Rapana proved to be one of the most popular players among his teammates and also the clubs members and fans, with his energetic approach to life and his infectious personality.
The club would like to thank Jordan for his time in Green and wish him nothing but the best for the future.