NRL legend Andrew Johns mentioned he helps an odd clause in Corey Harawira-Naera’s contract with the Raiders.
Just over every week in the past Canberra confirmed the signing of the former Bulldogs back-rower after Canterbury agreed to launch him for the rest of the 2020 NRL season.
The New Zealand International had his NRL deregistration overturned and completed serving a 10-game suspension for the pre-season Port Macquarie schoolgirl scandal in March additionally involving Jayden Okunbor.
As a part of Harawira-Naera’s Canberra deal, it has been reported that he does not must play the Bulldogs when the 2 groups face one another in spherical 16.
“I believe it is a a bit of fine will,” Johns mentioned on Wide World of Sports’ Immortal Behaviour.
“The Bulldogs let Corey go on compassionate grounds. He simply – proper or improper – didn’t need to play for the Bulldogs, and I completely get that.
“He mentioned he had no assist after he was banned. He mentioned publicly he did not have any calls kind the Bulldogs, so I completely perceive that he wished to depart on compassionate grounds.
“A little bit of give and take, the Raiders mentioned, ‘Righto if you are going to have the divorce from the Bulldogs, we cannot allow you to play in opposition to them’.”
After becoming a member of his new membership in the nation’s capital, the Raiders wasted no time placing him to make use of at coaching this week and he is set to make his debut for the ‘Green Machine’ on Saturday in opposition to the Cowboys.
It will probably be his first NRL sport since final season, however Johns mentioned he was not stunned Harawira-Naera has been named for the Raiders so quickly after becoming a member of the membership with the Kiwi presenting a long-term resolution for the exit of John Bateman at season’s finish.
“He’s a top-line participant,” Johns mentioned.
“I believe he’ll go sensationally.
“He’ll be a bit of bit rusty however the sounds Corey was making about he wished out from Canterbury, he is acquired some extent to show, and when gamers have that time to show they actually goal up.”