Rapana has been playing for the Queanbeyan Blues in the TTM Canberra Raiders Cup, but will join the Raiders NRL squad from today.
Making his debut for the Gold Coast Titans in 2008 Rapana left the NRL at the end of 2009 to take up a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England and Wales.
He then had a brief stint with the Western Force in Super Rugby in 2012 before arriving in Canberra in a bid to make the Brumbies squad, but decided on a return to rugby league through the Raiders instead.
Rapana said he’s very thrilled about his return to rugby league and is looking forward to the challenges which lie ahead.
“I’m very excited, I’ve missed rugby league and I can’t wait to get back into it,” Rapana said. “I feel like it’s my first day at school meeting all the new boys and hopefully I can get stuck in and play some NSW Cup as soon as possible and set some goals to play some NRL.”