Canberra Raiders� lock Tyran Smith today secured a new two-year contract with the Club, which will likely see him through to the end of his NRL career.
Smith, a former Kiwi-International who has played with seven NRL Clubs, said he was delighted to secure his future with the Raiders and stay in Canberra.
�I�ve had 10 seasons of first-grade so it is very likely that this contract will see me through to the finish,� he explained. �I�m very happy in Canberra and I�ve learned a lot of new things since coming here two years ago,� he said.
Smith, who by his own admission is in career-best form in 2003, said that a lot of his on-field success can be attributed to his happiness off the field.
�They say that you need to have things right off the field before you get it right on the field and I definitely agree with that,� he said.
�My family has really settled down here, and my eldest son has just started school. They are really happy and that has helped me with my on-field performance,� he added.
Raiders Coach, Matthew Elliott, suggested that Smith�s new deal was yet another positive for the Club this season.
�Tyran has made some excellent contributions this season and his attitude and effort each week has been outstanding,� he said.
�He�s become a player that can make a big play for us,� he added.