NRL 3 years ago

Leilua re-signs with Raiders until 2018

  • Leilua re-signs with Raiders until 2018

Canberra have re-signed powerful centre Joseph Leilua until the end of the 2018 NRL season.

Leilua, who was off-contract at the end of the 2015 season, joined the Raiders in June from Newcastle and scored one try in six matches for the club.

The 23-year-old, who debuted at age 18 for the Roosters, is a dangerous ball-runner when at his forceful best and crossed for 24 tries in his first two years with the Knights.

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However his performances fell away after the departure of coach Wayne Bennett, and he was released with 18 months left on his contract at Newcastle.

The 119-game NRL veteran has also played eight Test matches for Samoa.

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