English pair sign long-term deals with Canberra Raiders

Elliott Whitehead and Ryan Sutton have signed new deals at the Canberra Raiders.

The pair will remain with the NRL outfit until the end of 2022.

Whitehead has been one of Canberra’s most consistent performers since arriving at the club from Catalans in 2016.

Sutton signed from Wigan prior to this season and has become a regular in the Raiders’ 17-man squad.

“I’ve absolutely loved my time at the Raiders so far, so to extend for another two seasons is fantastic and I know we’re on the right path to achieving success,” Whitehead said.

“I’ve seen this squad grow into something special over the past few seasons and I really wanted to make sure I stayed in Canberra and be a part of what we’re building. I didn’t want to go anywhere else.”

Sutton added: “I set my sights on coming out to Australia and getting my foot in the door with the Raiders and I’ve been lucky enough to play more games than I expected in my first year,” Sutton said.

“It’s my goal now to keep getting better and better each year of this contract and hopefully establishing myself as an NRL player for the rest of my career.”