Rapana re-signs with Raiders

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The Canberra Raiders have re-signed New Zealand international Jordan Rapana until at least the end of the 2019 NRL season.

Rapana joined the Raiders in 2014 after a stint at the Gold Coast Titans and with Western Force in Super Rugby.

The 27-year-old re-signed with Canberra for two more years on Friday, much to his delight.

"I've found my home here now in Canberra. I love all the boys and we are coached by a wonderful coach [Ricky Stuart]," Rapana said.

"I love the club and the culture here is awesome. It's all worked out for me and I'm over the moon.

"I really feel like we've got a premiership in us very soon. Canberra is the place to be."

Rapana, who has scored 36 tries in 55 NRL matches, and the Raiders face the Cronulla Sharks on Saturday.

Canberra suffered a thrilling 20-16 golden-point loss to the North Queensland Cowboys in their season opener.