SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Ryan James of the Titans leaves the field during the round 15 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Titans at Belmore Sports Ground on June 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Gold Coast Titans star Ryan James has signed a two-year deal with the Raiders from 2021.

James has played 144 NRL matches after making his debut for the Titans in 2010.

The 29-year old has struggled through injuries in recent times, playing just six games in 2019 before rupturing his ACL during the 2020 pre-season.

The veteran is thrilled to begin the next chapter of his career.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of heading to Canberra and working with Ricky Stuart and the Raiders squad,” James told raiders.com.au.

“The Titans have been a wonderful club for me, and I’ll be forever grateful for what they’ve done for my career.”

Raiders recruitment and high performance director Peter Mulholland added: “We know what Ryan can bring to our club with his football and leadership.”

“He’s a tremendous talent who leads by example on and off the field and we believe he will be valuable addition to our forward pack, particularly for some of our up and coming players.”

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  1. Ryan James And Josh Pappalii could be one of the best prop duos in the competition if James returns to his best. Already like the Raiders backline and halves and hooker situation. Plus They did a great job replacing Bateman quickly.

    Maybe they make a couple other depth signings and roll into next year looking about the same

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