The Canberra Raiders have announced the signing of former Bulldogs Hooker Craig Garvey on a one-year deal for the 2018 season.
Garvey made his NRL debut in 2013 for the Dragons before moving to the Bulldogs in 2016. He has played a total of 23 NRL matches and has also represented NSW at under 20s level and the Indigenous All-Stars in 2016.
Garvey’s arrival in Canberra coincides with the club releasing both Adam Clydsdale and Erin Clark.
Raiders NRL Recruitment & High-Performance Manager Peter Mulholland said the signing of Garvey gives the squad some depth in the hooker position after the release of the Clydsdale and Clark.
“Craig is a talented hooker who at 24 years of age is still learning and developing as a player who we believe can be a valuable addition to our squad in 2018,” Mulholland said.
“Adam Clydsdale has decided to retire from rugby league to pursue a career with his family business and we wish him all the best for the future.
“Erin Clark has also been granted a release from the remainder of his contract with the club, so having Craig in our squad gives us some stability in the squad.”
Canberra Raiders 2018 Player Movements
|2018 Gains: Brad Abbey (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2019), Cooper Bambling (2018), Craig Garvey (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2018), Kalani Going (2018), Charlie Gubb (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), Setefano Hala (2019), Siliva Havili (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2018), Ata Hingano (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), Corey Horsburgh (2018), Liam Knight (Sydney Roosters, 2019), Sebastian Kris (2018), Michael Oldfield (Penrith Panthers, 2018), Sam Williams (Wakefield Trinity, 2019)|
|2018 Losses: Kurt Baptiste (Sydney Roosters), Adam Clydsdale (retired), Lachlan Croker (Manly Sea Eagles), Brent Naden (Newcastle Knights), Kato Ottio (Widnes Vikings), Clay Priest (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Zac Santo (New Zealand Warriors), Scott Sorensen (Cronulla Sharks), Dave Taylor (Toronto Wolfpack), Jordan Turner (Huddersfield Giants)|
|Re-Signed: Jarrod Croker (2020), Masivesi Dakuwaqa (2018), Joseph Leilua (2020), Jordan Rapana (2019), Elliott Whitehead (2020), Jack Wighton (2020)|
|Off Contract 2018: Blake Austin, Luke Bateman, Shannon Boyd, Masivesi Dakuwaqa, Craig Garvey, Siliva Havili, Dunamis Lui, Michael Oldfield, Josh Papalii, Junior Paulo, Aidan Sezer, Iosia Soliola|