Cotric, 17, turns 18 in November and has been a standout performer for the Raiders in the Harold Matthew’s Cup (Under 16’s), SG Ball Cup (Under 18’s) and now NYC (Under20s) squads.
He is currently in camp with the Australian Schoolboys team and will play the curtain raiser to the Raiders NYC and NRL matches against the Sharks tomorrow at Southern Cross Group Stadium.
— NRL (@NRL) June 28, 2016
Cotric said the decision to stay at the Raiders was an easy one for him and said there were plenty of positive factors which helped contribute to his decision.
“The Raiders are a great club with a huge future and I’m looking forward to working hard over the next couple of years and hopefully getting an opportunity in the NRL,” Cotric said. “All of my family and friends are from Canberra and I’ve absolutely loved playing in the NYC competition this year.
“Our Coach Brett White has been a big mentor for me and he’s really helped me develop my game and help me become a better player.”
Cotric will move into the NRL squad for the start of the 2017 pre-season and said Coach Ricky Stuart had spoken with him about what he wants from him for the rest of this season and in the future.