Canberra have re-signed forward Trevor Thurling until the end of the 2010 NRL season.
Thurling has made 23 appearances for the Raiders since joining the club from the Bulldogs in 2006, including four this season.
He is currently serving a two-match suspension for his lifting tackle on Wests Tigers hooker Stuart Flanagan a fortnight ago.
"It's good to get the contract talks over nice and early in the year," Thurling, 23, said.
"To get on the field and show some form and get a contract is great.
"Hopefully now I can get back into the side in two weeks time and finish off a successful year with the Raiders."
Thurling made his first-grade debut for the Bulldogs in 2004 before returning to the ACT, where he played his junior football.
Raiders chief executive Don Furner said Thurling's re-singing showed the club rewarded players who worked hard on improving their game.
"Trevor's a local product and we lost him to the Bulldogs a couple of years ago, but we kept our eye on him, got him back," Furner said.
"He's only young and he'll get better."Like