Glen Buttriss
Contract hunting

Off contract Canberra hooker Glen Buttriss knows the next few months are vital to securing a new deal with the Raiders.

The 25-year-old’s first preference is to remain at the Raiders but conceded he was willing to go elsewhere to continue his NRL career.

Buttriss has flown under the radar since making his first-grade debut in 2008. He’s gone about his business quietly before his 52nd appearance for the Raiders in tomorrow’s game with the Wests Tigers.

Buttriss has played in every game for the Raiders this season, alternating between the bench and the starting side. He has been named in the No.9 jersey against the Tigers but could start from the pine with captain Alan Tongue promoted. He played the first 50 minutes of last week’s 22-12 loss to Newcastle before making way for Tongue in the second half.

Tongue and fellow dummy-half Travis Waddell are signed for next year, as is highly rated under-20s hooker Matt McIlwrick.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald