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The Raiders have received some good news heading into tonight’s match against the Sharks at GIO Stadium, with Corey Harawira-Naera signing a new three-year deal with the club until the end of 2025.

Harawira-Naera said he’s really enjoyed his time in Canberra so far and said it was great to get the deal done before the start of the season.

“The club has been really welcoming since I’ve been down here after leaving another club,” Harawira-Naera said. “It’s very exciting, I love my life down here and I love the boys and I’m glad that the club want to have me as well because most players struggle and get a bit worried when their contract is on the line. I’m glad to get it done and I can focus on the season.”

After missing the top eight in 2021, Harawira-Naera said the squad this year remains fully focussed on returning to finals football and he’s happy to be part of what the club is building.

“Last year was probably really disappointing for the whole club and us players in general, but it’s been a fresh and good start in the preseason,” he said. “In the trials, the boys played well, and everyone is looking fit, and everyone is keen for the season to start now.”

Raiders CEO Don Furner said the re-signing of Harawira-Naera was great news for the club and looked forward to seeing him continue his career with the Raiders.

“Corey has been a great addition to our squad since he arrived and has really settled into our club and Canberra,” Furner said. “His re-signing today is another show of faith in our club and what we’re building for the future.”

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