Bateman re-signs with Raiders
Canberra Raiders forward Luke Bateman has extended his deal with the Canberra Raiders, signing for two more seasons until the end of the 2018 season.
Bateman, 21, has been on scholarship with the club since he was 12 and joined the Raiders junior representative teams when he was 18, playing SG Ball and NYC in his first season with the Raiders. He made his NRL debut in 2015 playing six matches and has played 14 matches so far this season.
When it came down to the decision to extend his contract with the Raiders Bateman said it was an easy one and praised the Raiders for helping him develop into the player and man he is today.
"I've got a great history with the club and the club has been very good to me and my family for a long time. My hearts at the Raiders," Bateman said.
"I love the organisation and I’m very happy to be staying here."