Sam Williams
Raiders locking up talent

Sam Williams may have lost out again yesterday to Matt Orford for the Canberra No. 7 jumper, but Raiders fans can take heart because the young halfback will ink a new deal as early as tomorrow.

Williams, who has enjoyed a groundswell of support in the nation’s capital to replace Orford in the NRL, will sign off on a two-year contract.

A recent report that Williams had already signed was premature.

We heard the Dragons sniffed around but no deal ever tabled. He’ll be a Raider until 2013.

Dane Tilse is also a done deal, with officials confident to rubber-stamp his contract by Friday.

Read more at the Daily Telegraph