While the annual NRL market frenzy is set to kick off in the coming weeks, we have taken a look internally to see who your club should lock down before they look externally.

2. Canberra Raiders

Jordan Rapana Β 

Just one game shy of racking up 100 caps with the green machine, dynamic winger Jordan Rapana goes into 2019 with a point to prove having returned from major shoulder surgery and without a contract for next season.

The more consistent half of the dangerous 'Leipana' duo, the value Rapana brings to his team cannot be understated. With the Kiwis representative acting as another forward when getting his team out of their own end, averaging an impressive 141 running metres per game over the past three seasons in the nation's capital.

Following Blake Ferguson's notable $1.5 million three-year deal at Parramatta, the market value for winger's has risen. However, after having told the Canberra Times that "Obviously I want to stay here - I just got engaged, the missus is from here and this has become my home-away-from-home … so ideally this is where I want to be," the Raiders appears to be in the box-seat to re-sign their prized asset.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Jordan Rapana of the Raiders celebrates scoring with team mates during the round 18 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the North Queensland Cowboys at GIO Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

6 COMMENTS

  1. Te Marie Martin? Would most likely make a useful centre. He has pace & backs up. Still a useless 5/8th & sets up very little.
    Sione Katoa? If the juniors there come up with a useful hooker? That player would have an easy run into first grade. Nothing so far from either hooker that they’ve been using.

  2. The Roosters I hope re-sign Tetevano. Such a hard worker and all round top player. The rumour is getting louder and louder George Burgess wants a Roosters contract, but Pangai Junior is being linked with the Roosters also. We already have our own Pangai Junior in Taukeiaho, Tetevano is the bloke we need to retain regardless of who is linked or rumoured to be after a position at the Chooks. Sydney Roosters also need to make sure they retain development program rookie big prop Poasa Faamausili long term as they have with Lindsay Collins until 2022πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘

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