The Canberra Raiders have continued to build their squad for 2022, with North Queensland Cowboys Prop Peter Hola signing with the club.
Hola, 22, is an exciting forward prospect who has played 12 NRL matches since making his debut in 2019 including three matches in 2021. He’s signed a deal with the Raiders for the next two seasons with an option for a third.
Raiders Recruitment and High-Performance Manager Peter Mulholland said Hola brings a new dynamic to the Raiders forward pack and was the type of forward who would compliment the current Raiders pack.
“Peter’s a big body shape but is also very mobile. He’s predominantly a middle forward but can also play in the back row if needed,” Mulholland said. “He definitely fits the mould of the next generation of forwards coming through, he’s a big guy with a big engine and great leg speed so he’ll be a player who we can help to continue his development.”
Mulholland said Hola was very excited for the opportunity and the club looked forward to having him in the squad.
“As soon as he spoke with Ricky, he was keen to make the move down here. It was a quick negotiation as he liked where our club is heading,” he said. “We’re also very excited to have him join us and we look forward to seeing him for pre-season training in November.”