AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 30: Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad of the Warriors looks on during the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Sydney Roosters at Mt Smart Stadium on April 30, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The Canberra Raiders have announced the signing of New Zealand Warriors back Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad.

Penning a two-year contract with the Raiders, Nicoll-Klokstad will begin training with the club immediately.

With the ability to play a number of positions, the 23-year-old New Zealander could be a possible replacement for the injured Jordan Rapana on the wing.

Nicoll-Klokstad told Raiders.com.au of his intentions for 2019.

“I’m looking to play at fullback, however any position in the NRL I would be grateful for.

“I can’t wait to meet all the team and start working hard.”

The fullback position may be vacated Nicoll-Klokstad, with Jack Wighton set to make the switch to five-eighth this season.

Speaking to Raiders.com.au, Raiders Recruitment and High-Performance director Peter Mulholland nodded to the versatility the new signing brings to the club.

“Charnze is a very talented player who can play wing, fullback and in the halves.

“We’re looking forward to him joining the squad and getting himself ready for the season ahead.”

Nicoll-Klokstad has played seven NRL games since making his debut for the Warriors in Round 9, 2017.

He has also represented the Cook Islands at International Test level.

Nicoll-Klokstad and the Raiders will face a Round 1 trip away to Cbus Super Stadium to take on the Gold Coast Titans on Sunday 17th March.

4 COMMENTS

  1. good signing for raiders , quite a loss for the warriors , but they tend to stick with there big wingers , no way he was getting a shot

    • scored 7 tries in 7 games in top grade you didn’t get no slouch , could possibly play fullback fulltime for you with wighton looking to fill the halves , i think you guys were looking to field oldfield at #1

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