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Raiders stalwart Terry Campese was a notable absentee from day one of Canberra's pre-season.

The Canberra Raiders have released Terry Campese from the final year of his contract, to take up a new deal with Hull KR in the English Super League.

Campese made his debut with the Raiders in 2004, playing over 100 NRL matches for the club and captained the side over the past three seasons from 2012-2014.

A Queanbeyan Blues Junior, Campese began his career with the Raiders lower grades, before making his debut for the Green Machine in 2004, going on to represent at all levels including Country Origin (2009), NSW (2009) and Australia (2008). 

Off the field Campese was recognised for his outstanding community work in 2013, when he was awarded the Ken Stephen Medal for his work for the Raiders and with the Terry Campese Foundation, an organisation which has been established by Terry to assist with a number of local charitable organisations. The foundation has raised $300,000 in only three years. 

Raiders CEO Don Furner said he applauded Campese's contribution to the Raiders over his 10 years with the club and said he will be remembered as a fierce competitor and a player who always wore the clubs jersey with pride.

"Terry Campese always went onto the field for the Raiders with passion and pride for the jersey," Furner said. "He has a number of individual highlights for the club which he will be remembered for, including scoring 36 points against Penrith in 2008, a year where he went close to winning the Dally M Medal."

"The Raiders want to take the opportunity to wish Terry and his family all the best for the future and acknowledge the wonderful contribution he's made to the Raiders both on and off the field.

"He will always be considered a Raider and he will always be welcome here."

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