The Raiders have signed former club junior Sam Williams from Super League side Catalans Dragons.
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Canberra junior Sam Williams will return to the Raiders in 2015 after signing a two-year deal with the club on Thursday.
Williams has agreed to terms with the Raiders in a deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.
The 23-year-old debuted for Canberra in 2011 and went on to play 42 first grade games for the club before joining St George Illwarra at the end of the 2013 season.
After struggling to nail down a first team spot at St George, Williams left mid-season for Super League club Catalans Dragons.
However Williams opted for a return to Australia in 2014, signing for his home club.
“The Raiders are my home club with some of my best mates and a club I’ve always wanted to see successful so I’d love to be a part of any success we have in the future,” Williams told the club’s website.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work hard to try and earn a place in the team next season.”
Williams added that he was excited by the prospect of working under coach Ricky Stuart.
“I have heard plenty of positive things from the boys about Ricky and the coaching staff and the changes that Ricky has implemented,” Williams said.
“He’s a club legend and one of the best ever halfbacks, so I can certainly look to improve working under him.
“I can’t wait to be back with the Green Machine, it’s a place I’ve always called home and wearing the green has always been what I feel most comfortable with.
“There’s some great talent at the club who I’ve played with before and some more coming through the ranks and I want to be part of a squad of players who can bring us back to the top.”