Canberra’s spluttering start to the NRL season has received a massive boost, with Raiders second-rower Joe Picker extending his contract until 2013.
The Raiders will hold a media conference today to trumpet the retention of the 23-year-old for the next two years.
It’s a timely piece of good news for the last-placed Raiders heading into Sunday afternoon’s crucial round seven encounter with the Newcastle Knights at Canberra Stadium.
Picker has made 70 top-grade appearances since debuting in 2007.
His signature is the final leg of a trifecta the Raiders hope will power them into the future.
The Raiders had been in negotiations with Picker’s management for the past couple weeks.
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