Raiders re-sign Purtell
for two years

Canberra has re-signed rookie winger Adrian Purtell for two more NRL seasons - less than a week on from his NRL debut against Manly.

The 21-year-old caught Raiders coach Matt Elliott's eye after an outstanding 2005 season in the reserves and was given a first-grade run out after an impressive pre-season. Purtell's signing is the second of the week for the Raiders, who also re-signed promising centre David Howell for two more seasons.