Canberra has re-signed Origin forward Josh Papalii for another four seasons, with the 26-year-old now contracted until at least the end of the 2022 season.
After making his NRL debut for the Raiders back in round 10, 2011, Papalii has quickly become one of Canberra’s most consistent players, featuring in at least 19 games per season since 2012.
“I love Canberra and I love the green jersey,” Papalii told raiders.com.au.
“This is my home and the Raiders have given me the opportunity to play in the NRL and I want to continue to repay them.
“Canberra is my home and this is the best place for me and my family to continue to live and for me to play my best footy.”
“I want to thank all of the club’s members and fans for their continued support and hopefully I can continue to represent you and the community.”
Papalii has played 161 games for Canberra, and has also featured for Queensland and Australia.
Canberra’s Recruitment and High-Performance Director Peter Mulholland was pleased to keep Papalii at the club, and can’t wait to see him grow as a player in the nation’s capital.
“Josh is a big part of our football team and our club,” Mulholland told the club’s website.
“We know what a tremendous talent he is on the field and he’s the type of player others want to play with.
“We’re very happy that’s he’s re-signed with us and we look forward to seeing him continue his career in Canberra.”