Raiders Recruit Michael Oldfield and Liam Knight

July 1, 2017 by

The Raiders Sign Michael Oldfield and Liam Knight

The Canberra Raiders have just signed 2 new players to the team in order to bolster up their squad for what remains of the 2017 season and beyond.

Michael Oldfield, from the Penrith Panthers, and Liam Knight, from the Roosters, have both decided to sign up with the club, and their admission into the Canberra Raiders is effective immediately. These 2 new additions will make betting even more exciting and punters can head over to Ladbrokes to wager on upcoming games.

Oldfield Brings a Wealth of Experience

Michael Oldfield, at 26-years old, will be bringing a wealth of experience to the Canberra Raiders. He played at National Rugby League, or NRL, level for the Roosters, Sea Eagles, Rabbitohs, and, most recently, the Penrith Panthers, as well as being a part of the Catalan Dragons in the English Super League.

Oldfield is an outside back with a high try-scoring strike rate, and his contract will extend over the remainder of the 2017 season and include the season of 2018.

Knight is a Standout Player

The Canberra Raiders have also managed to secure talented forward for the Roosters, Liam Knight. He has been a part of their feeder team in the Intrust Super Premiership, Wyong.

Knight is 22-years old, and was a standout at NYC level. He was also part of the Manly team which managed to get to the grand final back in 2015. He went on to debut at the NRL as part of the Sea Eagles, and played 1 match with them last year before joining the Roosters in 2017. He has represented New South Wales at both the under-18 and under-20 levels as well.

Liam Knight’s contract with the Canberra Raiders will have him in the team until the end of the season in 2019.

Oldfield and Knight are Welcome Additions

The NRL Recruitment and High-Performance Director for the Canberra Raiders, Peter Mulholland, has stated that both Michael Oldfield and Liam Knight were set to be heartily welcomed into the NRL squad.

Mulholland further confirmed his opinions on the players’ talents, and said that he believed that they would be very valuable members of the NRL team going forward. He spoke of Oldfield’s experience and the value that would add to the team as a whole, adding that the player could easily slot into the backline if necessary, and admired Knight’s talent as a forward, saying he hoped that the NRL would be able to help him grow and strengthen as a player.

Both these athletes will be joining the Canberra Raiders this week.

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