SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15: Craig Garvey of the Bulldogs dances as he celebrates scoring a try during the round 10 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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.”

Raiders 2021 Player Movements

2021 Gains
Caleb Aekins (Penrith Panthers, 2021), Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans, 2022), Trey Mooney (2021), Harry Rushton (2023), Xavier Savage (2021), Clay Webb (2021)
2021 Losses
John Bateman (Wigan Warriors), Luke Bateman (released), JJ Collins (released), Nick Cotric (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Andre Niko (released), Michael Oldfield (Parramatta Eels)
Jarrod Croker (2024), Josh Papalii (2025), Jordan Rapana (2021), Iosia Soliola (2021), Tom Starling (2022), Jack Wighton (2024)
Off Contract 2021
Caleb Aekins, Matt Frawley, Emre Guler, Siliva Havili, Dunamis Lui, Ata Mariota, Darby Medlyn, Trey Mooney, Kai O'Donnell, Jordan Rapana, Xavier Savage, Harley Smith-Shields, Iosia Soliola, Semi Valemei, Clay Webb, Sam Williams, Hudson Young

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