Wighton takes less pay to stay playing in Canberra

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Raiders playmaker Jack Wighton. Photo: Canberra Raiders

CANBERRA Raiders’ star playmaker Jack Wighton has re-signed a new four-year deal with the club and according to the club’s CEO it came at a cost for Wighton.  

“It’s worth noting that during the negotiations Jack’s decision to re-sign was based mainly on future success, which shows the belief he has in the club moving forward,” says Raiders CEO Don Furner.

“Jack could have earnt more money by signing with another club but sacrificed that against what we have here in Canberra. He took much less money to stay and that says a lot about Jack and his stability here.”

Wighton, who claimed the Clive Churchill medal for the best player in the 2019 grand final, is now set to play with the club until 2024.

Having made his debut for the Raiders in 2012, the 27-year-old has since also debuted for the NSW Blues and the Australian Kangaroos.

After playing 156 matches for the club and scoring 46 tries, Wighton says he wants to win a competition with the Raiders.

“I know we have the squad to do it and if we can stay together and continue what we’ve built we’ll be able to achieve our goal,” he says.

“I love the club. They’ve always been there for me and I want to repay them by staying and playing the best footy I can to be successful.”

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