Canberra confirm signing of Corey Harawira-Naera

Drew Darbyshire

Canberra have signed New Zealand international Corey Harawira-Naera on a deal until the end of the 2022 season.

Canterbury Bulldogs have agreed to release Harawira-Naera from the remainder of his current NRL contract and he will link up with the Raiders for training next week, once he has been cleared by the NRL’s Apollo committee.

Raiders chief executive Don Furner said: “Corey is a very talented player who’s played representative football for New Zealand and we’re looking forward to having him join the club for the next two and half years.

“He will join the squad for training once he’s been cleared by the Apollo committee and then it’s up to the coaching staff to work out when he may play his first game for the club.”

Harawira-Naera has made 67 NRL appearances to date for Penrith Panthers and the Bulldogs, and has earned three caps for New Zealand.

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