John Bateman arrived in the nation's capital after winning the 2018 Super League with the Wigan Warriors.
Those who followed Bateman and the Warrior's success in 2018 knew too well the quality he would bring to the green machine and he didn't disappoint in 2019.
Bateman became Raider no. 354 after he made his debut against the Gold Coast Titans in Round 1 of the 2019 season. Fans immediately fell in love with the star recruit after he riled up Titans prop Jarrod Wallace, much to the amusement of fans across the NRL.