Joel Edwards joins Canberra Raiders

HOME-grown Knights forward Joel Edwards has agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth more than $200,000 a season with Canberra two days after rejecting an extension offer from Newcastle.

The Cessnock Goannas junior and manager Darryl Mather turned down a two-year extension with the Knights reportedly worth more than $300,000 on Wednesday.

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It shocked the Knights, who believed the offer to the 44-game forward was more than fair.

Mather would not comment on speculation on Thursday linking Edwards to the Raiders but the Herald was told yesterday the 24-year-old had agreed to join Canberra on $50,000 more a year than the Knights had tabled.

Mathers and Edwards did not respond to calls from the Herald for comment.

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