SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 28: Jordan Rapana of the Raiders looks on during the round 7 NRL match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders at Lottoland on April 28, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Raiders winger Jordan Rapana has admitted he is weighing up a code switch to play for the Panasonic Wild Knights.

Off-contract at the end of next season, the 30-year old began his career as a rugby player and could join forces with former Wallabies and Crusaders mentor Robbie Dean, who coaches the Japan-based Wild Knights.

"That was more of an option. My manager is taking care of my contract and whatnot. Ideally, I want to be here," Rapana told The Sydney Morning Herald.

"If they've got room to keep me here I want to stay. That rugby talk, it was more as an option. It could be something I go to if I can't stay here.

"But at the moment, I've told my manager I want to focus on winning the competition.

"So I've got two more games and then we can sort all that other stuff out. I'll try to stay here for next year."

Rapana departed the Titans in 2008 to go on a Mormon and joined the now-defunct Western Force upon return.

From there he moved to Canberra with the prospect of playing for the Brumbies before signing with the Raiders in 2014.

"It's been a bit of a roundabout trip but it's like riding a bike," Rapana said. "I left rugby league for as long as I've left rugby union, and I picked it up again pretty quick.

"If that's something I decide to do I'll back myself. "

3 COMMENTS

  1. Well , I can see what his problem is then. The top of the story says he’s a Halfback! Yet they kept playing him on the wing. 👍
    At least he’s now 30 Raiders. So the better years are most probably behind him.

  2. They went back in & corrected it inferno..
    Where it now says Raiders Winger at the top. When I wrote the above comment, it said Halfback… I did double check their dumb error , before commenting…

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