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The Canberra Raiders have officially re-signed halfback Sam Williams on a new two-year deal which will see him remain with the club until the end of the 2021 season.

Williams was off-contract at the end of 2019 but has retained a spot in the Raiders roster for two more years after strong performances for both the Raiders NRL side and feeder club Mounties this season.

Williams said he’s excited about the opportunity to further his career with the Green Machine and play a part in the club’s future success.

“I was always comfortable about getting the deal done and its an exciting time to be involved with the club,” Williams said. “We’ve got a good squad and we’re in a position now where we can threaten for a title next year.

“I’m happy to play whatever role I can in getting the trophy down to Raiders HQ.”

Williams said extending his deal with the Raiders had always been his priority and the future was looking bright in Canberra.

“Canberra’s always been home for me, the clubs always been good to me and I’ve had a good relationship with everyone here,” he said. “Professional sport can always take you to different places, but to have two more years here and be part of a squad that has a lot of ability is exciting.”  

Raiders CEO Don Furner said the re-signing of Williams gives the Raiders an experienced and established NRL player in a key position as well as a wonderful role model for the club.

“Sam’s always been the utmost professional when it’s come to his time at the club and the way in which he’s been able to approach his game and his attitude is something we value as an organisation,” Furner said. “Sam’s a very experienced first grade player who has a lot to offer to the squad and a player who always comes in and does a great job for the team.”

Acknowledgement of Country

Canberra Raiders respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.