Sandor Earl re-signs with the Raiders
Sandor Earl celebrates a try during the Raiders v South Sydney semi final. Photo: Colleen Petch
The Canberra Raiders have re-signed winger Sandor Earl for the next two NRL seasons.
Earl announced this morning that he would remain in the capital until the end of 2014 after finalising the details on his new contract.
The 23-year-old joined the Raiders on a mid-season transfer from the Penrith Panthers and immediately cemented his place in the starting side.
In his 13 games, Earl scored eight tries and the Green Machine charged into the finals.
Earl established a strong combination with Blake Ferguson on the Raiders’ ride side in attack and the pair have become good friends off the field - nicknaming themselves ‘‘Dorguson’’.
Earl arrived at the Raiders on a budget contract but is set to be upgraded after his stellar form.
The Raiders are Earls’ third club after starting his career with the Sydney Roosters before moving to the Panthers and eventually joining Canberra.
“This deal caps off what has been a great year for me and I’m really excited about being able to sign for two more years,” Earl said.
“It’s another test for me and I’m already looking forward to pre-season and getting ready for what I know will be a big year for the Raiders.”
The Raiders had a 75 per cent winning record with Earl in the team.
He hopes the team can improve on its semi-final appearance next season and be a premiership contender.
“It’s scary to think what we can do as a group with a full pre-season together and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve next year,” he said.
“We’ve got a really strong team right across the park and the edge I play on has some very talented players like Josh McCrone, Josh Papalii and Blake Ferguson so I know I’m always going to be a chance to be in the action.”