Stuart the master recruiter

By Greg Prichard
December 18, 2016

DUNAMIS Lui says Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has stressed the importance to him and the club’s other new recruits of buying into the culture at the Raiders.

Things have changed dramatically at Canberra since the club made several difficult decisions in recent years to part with star players who let the club down off the field.

The positive results were there for all to see when the Raiders went all the way to the preliminary finals last season, losing narrowly to Melbourne for a place in the grand final.

“Ricky has spoken to all of us new recruits,” Lui says. “He really wants us to buy into the team culture and really just get out there and do all we  need to do.

“It’s a really good crew here. They’re really tight and the culture is really strong.”

The 26-year-old forward has joined the Raiders after four seasons at Brisbane, two at Manly and last season at St George Illawarra. He has played 80 first-grade games.

“I’ve been around a bit, but I’m looking forward to having a breakout year this year and really finding my feet,” Lui says.

“So hopefully I can pay the club back by working hard and really buying into the team culture.”