The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Boyd re-signed for the Raiders at the end of 2013 on a one year deal, but has shown during the pre-season and first few rounds of 2014 that he is a player who can more than handle the NRL and has now secured another three seasons at the club.
From Cowra in country NSW, Boyd played for the Raiders SG Ball and NYC teams, before making his way into the Raiders NRL squad at the start of the 2013 season. Boyd played for Mounties during 2013 in an injury interrupted season, but a massive pre-season in 2014 has seen him make his NRL debut and keep his place in the Raiders 17 so far this year.
Boyd said he's happy to be remaining in Canberra for three more seasons and said the Raiders are his home away from home.
"It's great to be remaining with the Raiders for an extra three years, I played my junior footy here at the Raiders and they've given me the chance to make my NRL debut," Boyd said. "Canberra has been a good club to me and it's also nice and close to home in Cowra which is important."
Raiders Captain Terry Campese said the club was thrilled to have Boyd remain with the club and said it continued to showcase the wonderful talent the Raiders continued to develop into NRL quality players.
"Shannon has proven over the pre-season and the first few games that he is a star of the future and it's great to have him re-sign at the club for three more years," Campese said. "Shannon is another player who has committed to the club long term and it's great to see the future of the Raiders taking shape."