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Stuart signs new deal with Raiders to 2020

Stuart signs new deal with Raiders to 2020
Ricky Stuart is set to become the Raiders' second longest-serving coach after re-signing to the end of 2020.

Ricky Stuart believes stability at Canberra from his re-signing will have the club better placed to push for an NRL premiership.

Former captain Stuart is set to become the Raiders' second longest-serving coach after signing a contract extension to the end of 2020.

The deal comes despite his attempts to steer the club to back-to-back finals appearances faltering.

In an inconsistent season, the Raiders sit 10th on the ladder midway through the year with six wins.

'It's our time now and we've got to do everything we possibly can to be a successful unit,' Stuart told reporters on Monday.

Stuart has coached the Raiders for 89 games since taking over ahead of the 2014 season.

His new two-year deal - an extension on his current contract - is set to take him past Don Furner (151) for most games as Raiders coach, behind Tim Sheens (220).

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