Hawkins Re-signs With Raiders Until 2017

The Canberra Raiders have secured up-and-coming outside back Jeremy Hawkins to a new two-year deal, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

Hawkins, 21, made his debut for the club during the latter stages of the 2014 season and enjoyed three wins from his three games.

The Randwick Kingfishers junior has started 2015 well, scoring two tries in the Raiders’ recent trial win over the Melbourne Storm and is set to play in their second trial against the Newcastle Knights in Queanbeyan on February 21.

“I’m really happy to re-sign with the club. I’ve been here since SG Ball and have come through the grades with players like Jack Ahearn, Mitch Cornish and Jeff Lynch and it’s good that those players are still here as well,” Hawkins told the clubs’ website. “Since coming here from New Zealand, I’ve always wanted to stay with the Raiders and be a one club kind of guy.

“The Raiders gave me my opportunity and helped develop me so I feel that I owe it to them. They’re a good club too and we’ve had a bit of success over the years in the Under 20’s so hopefully we can work hard to replicate that in first grade and try and win a premiership.”

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