Walters puts hand up for Raiders

Former Brisbane assistant Kevin Walters says he will apply for the head coaching position at Canberra following the unexpected departure of Matthew Elliott from next season.

The Raiders are on the lookout for a new coach for 2007 after Elliott signed a three-year deal with Penrith late last week. Walters, who played 35 games at five-eighth for Canberra between 1987 and 1989, says he is keen for a return to the club.

Also believed to be in the running for the Raiders top job is former Test coach Chris Anderson, Peter Sharp and Terry Matterson.