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Brisbane Broncos winger Craig Frawley has signed a lucrative three year deal with the Canberra Raiders for a reported $500,000. Frawley has had an excellent season to date and his signing will cover the loss of Joel Monaghan, who has signed with the Roosters.
In the past week, the Raiders have signed the Howell brothers from St George Illawarra, Jermaine Ale from the Roosters and Frawley from the Broncos. Canberra have also signed Jason Smith from Hull to add some experience to the side in the halves and help nurture the development of Mark McLinden and Todd Carney.
The Raiders have lost Joel Monaghan, Luke Davico, Ruben Wiki and Brad Drew for next year with the Raiders looking towards a youth policy along with the continued junior development of such players as Michael Weyman, Beau Mundine, Todd Carney, Steve Franciscus and Nathan Smith.
The Raiders are also believed to be negotiating with Sharks forward Chris Beattie but there has been no confrimation at this stage of where the negotiations are at.