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Raiders sign Flanagan from Wests Tigers

22/04/2008 04:49:25 PM Comments (0)

Canberra have signed promising Wests Tigers hooker Stuart Flanagan to a three-year deal from next NRL season.

The Raiders announced the 21-year-old would join them next year after three seasons with the Tigers.

Flanagan has made three appearances for the Tigers this season in place of injured hooker Robbie Farah.

"It's exciting to be going down to Canberra next year, they have a lot of good young players and I think there's a bright future there," Flanagan said.

"Having said that, I'm still committed to the Tigers this year and I'm looking forward to playing some good footy for them."

Raiders chief executive Don Furner said Flanagan's signing was a great coup for the club.

"Stuart is a local product who is returning home after establishing himself as a star of the future," Furner said.

"We look forward to having him here from the start of next season and wish him the best of luck for the remainder of 2008."

Tigers coach Tim Sheens also wished Flanagan all the best.

"He has done his apprenticeship at Wests Tigers and he is obviously looking to establish his own first grade career," Sheens said.

"It was always going to be difficult behind Robbie Farah."

Flanagan made his first-grade debut in 2006 and has played 14 games for the Tigers.

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