Monaghan signs with Canberra

Canberra have signed Sydney Roosters centre Joel Monaghan on a three-year deal to bring the former Raider back to the nation's capital.

Monaghan, a Canberra junior, made his debut with the Raiders in 2001 before moving to the Roosters at the start of the 2005 season.

With his brother, Manly hooker Michael Monaghan, moving overseas to play in the English Super League next season, Joel Monaghan sought a return home.