Howell brothers head to Canberra

The Canberra Raiders have signed Michael and David Howell from the Dragons as the Raiders continue their buildup to season 2005. Both Michael and David have signed two year deals with the Raiders with Michael making 14 first grade appearances and David six, all for the Dragons.

Both the Howell brothers have tasted first grade with the Dragons and their signatures provide depth and competition for positions in both the forwards and backs for next year.

The signing comes on top of the Raiders purchase of Jermaine Ale from the Roosters and the ongoing speculation Craig Frawley will join the Raiders from the Broncos at the completion of season 2004.

The positive news comes in the wake of news Ruben Wiki, Joel Monaghan and Luke Davico will not be at the club next year.