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Raiders sign Storm star White

10/08/2010 03:40:40 PM Comments (0)

Canberra have confirmed the signing of Melbourne prop Brett White on a three-year deal, shortly after the representative forward was released by the Storm on Tuesday.

The contract will see the Test and NSW forward play for the Raiders until the end of the 2013 NRL season.

White was released from his contract at the Storm along with superstar Greg Inglis as Melbourne finalised their playing roster for 2011.

A Cooma junior, White said he was excited about returning to his home area to play with the Raiders.

"It's the start of a new chapter," he said in a statement.

"I'm looking forward to joining the Raiders.

"They're a young group with plenty of upside and potential and I'm sure it's going to be an exciting few years ahead."

White admitted becoming the latest Storm star to leave the club in the wake of their salary cap scandal had been a tough one, considering he had played with the club for his entire first grade career.

"Obviously Melbourne has been wonderful to me," White said.

"The people that are left at the club are the right people to take the Storm forward.

"It's taken a while to come to a decision and it certainly wasn't an easy one to make. But I felt this decision was the right thing for all parties."

Raiders coach David Furner was delighted to have secured White, who will join an imposing pack featuring Queensland prop David Shillington, skipper Alan Tongue and NSW rising star Tom Learoyd-Lahrs.

"It's a great signing for the club," Furner said.

"Brett is an experienced player who has played in grand finals and State of Origin and he's also a Cooma native so we're excited to secure him for three years."

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