Charnez Nicoll-Klokstad enjoyed a meteoric rise with the Canberra Raiders in 2019 and is now regarded as one of Rugby League's top fullbacks.
He produced a stunning breakout campaign that proved he is one of the most elusive ball-runers in the competition, and was a key factor in the Raiders reaching their first NRL Grand Final since 1994.
In his 26 appearances, Nicoll-Klokstad recorded 11 tries, eight line-breaks, 109 tackle-breaks and over 4500m, and was arguably one of Canberra's best in their heart-breaking 14-8 loss to the Sydney Roosters in the decider.
It was an impressive first year in the nation's capital after signing from the Warriors for the 2019 season, having played just seven first-grade games since his debut in 2017.
He recently signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2023.
“I’m really happy to be staying in Canberra. I still pinch myself every week that I get to play in the NRL and to get the opportunity to stay at this wonderful club for another three years on top of this year is fantastic,” he said after confirming his future.
In his 59 games in the Canterbury Cup NSW at the Warriors, he amassed 28 tries, 23 line-breaks, 208 tackle-breaks, and a whopping 7100 run-metres.