Raiders sign Pamatangi

The Canberra Raiders have secured Parramatta's Tony Pamatangi on a new two year deal, which will see him in the lime green until the end of 2008.

The talented New Zealand born player comes to the Raiders with two years of experience in the NSW Premier League, after stints with both the Eels and the Sydney Roosters.

Pamatangi said he is looking forward to joining the Raiders and getting an opportunity to develop his career, and move away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney life.

"I'm ready to move to the Raiders next year and hopefully I can work on my game and become a better player," Pamatangi said. "I'm also looking forward to living in Canberra, it's a bit quieter and somewhere where I think I can really see myself."

Pamatangi said he is excited about the prospect of joining a new club, and in particular getting acquainted with some new team mates.

"The Raiders have some great young players and I hope I can help add to this," he said. "It's always good to get to know some new teammates so I am really keen to get down there."

Raider's general manager Don Furner said Tony will be the type of player who will fit in at the Raiders, and said he looks forward to his arrival next season.

"Tony is a fine young player and we are very happy to have him on board for the next two years," Furner said. "The Raiders have some fine young talent on offer in our ranks, and we're sure that Tony can add to this."

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