Earl joins Raiders

Penrith flyer Sandor Earl has opted to make a mid-season switch to Canberra.

Earl, 22, has failed to command a regular place in the Panthers team and has made the decision to link up with the Raiders until the end of 2013.

“I’m very excited about joining the Raiders and I can’t wait to get down to Canberra and start working with David Furner and the players,” said winger Earl.

“It was a very hard choice to leave Penrith and Windsor as they have been great to me but for the future it was the best option.”

Raiders chief Don Furner said Earl’s signing would relieve the injury-ravaged squad.

“With our injury toll at the moment it’s great to be able to sign a player with Sandor’s experience for the rest of this season and next,” Furner said.

“He will join the team as soon as he can and it’s up to him to put his name forward and work his way into the NRL team.”