Glen Turner Signs With Raiders

Tough Melbourne Storm second-row forward Glen Turner has signed a new two year deal with the Canberra Raiders, in a move that will see him playing for the green machine until the end of 2008.

Turner comes to Canberra after a six year stint with the Melbourne outfit, and said he is ready to take on the new challenge of playing for the Raiders, in what is shaping up to be a young Canberra side.

"Canberra was a big attraction for me and I'm ready to start a new chapter in my career," Turner said. "It's been a disappointing year for me with injury, but I will be ready to start pre-season training with the Raiders and be ready for when the season starts."

Turner said he is looking forward to working with some of the Raiders young forwards, including Michael Weyman, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs and Dane Tilse, and experienced players such as Alan Tongue and Lincoln Withers.

"There are a lot of young forwards in Canberra coming through the ranks and I will be there to help them along the way," he said. "Canberra seems like a team that is on the way up, and I can't wait to be a part of that."

Raider's general manager Don Furner said Turner will give the Raiders the experience they need in the back row, and assist the Raiders up and coming forwards with their development.

"Glen is a seasoned campaigner and a great signing for the club," Furner said. "He is a fine player and just what the club needs after the departure of some of our seasoned campaigners."

Born in New Zealand, Turner played for the junior Kiwi's in 1998 before making his debut with the Storm in late 2000.

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