Canberra Raiders hooker Kurt Baptiste will remain with the club until the end of 2018, after agreeing to re-sign for a further two years.
Baptiste put together his best season in 2016, playing in 24 matches and providing the Raiders with invaluable spark and energy off the bench.
The two-year deal will allow Baptiste to concentrate solely on the upcoming pre-season and said he’s excited to have the opportunity to continue his NRL career with the Raiders.
"It’s great to get it organised and I’m really looking forward next two years and grateful for the opportunity the Raiders have given me," Baptiste said. "This will take me to five years in total with the club and I’ve really found a home her in Canberra."
With Josh Hodgson establishing himself as the club's premier hooker, Baptiste said he’s keen to keep continuing the role he played in 2016 and continue to make valuable contributions for the team.
"Josh is obviously the number one hooker, but I’m looking forward to staying in the side and hopefully being there for round one," he said. "There’s plenty of depth in the team and there will be guys fighting for positions right across the park."