BY ROB It’s happening again. After an amazing win over the Storm in week 1 of the finals Green Machine fever is sweeping not just the ACT but the entire nation in general. Locally we’ve got green bread, green snags and local businesses sporting Raiders bunting (shoutout to Mineshaft in Civic! – if you see … More Raiders Fever: The Most Righteous Bandwagon
We barely had a moment to embrace the wonderful moment that was BJ Leilua’s flick pass to John Bateman before the soul-destroying real world came to sap beauty from your day. BJ Leilua, the instigator of that moment, has allegedly been told by the club they cannot afford to extend his salary beyond 2020 at … More Leilua Leaving?
A version of this already appeared on our twitter account. I thought I’d reproduce it here for those who don’t follow us there. I’ve done some minor edits. BY DAN Imagine finding out that you could have not been able to walk if you’d taken a bad hit in a footy game because something is … More Imagine
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 12-10 victory over the Melbourne Storm was a testament to the change the side made in the off-season, and the character of the men that made that change. The Green Machine won with defence. It won with resilience. And it won with just enough attacking flair to get the job … More Raiders Review: Character and Resilience
BY DAN London: The National Selection Panel has told the Sportress that they are certain that this is the time gambling on a Marsh brother will pay off. Speaking exclusively to the Sportress one member of the panel said lLook I know we’ve already tried this 18 times and it hasn’t worked. But what are … More Selectors sure Marsh will pay off this time
BY DAN Finals football is a gift given to us by the best bits of humanity bottled into an 80 minute package that allows us to believe all good things are possible. The only thing better is the Canberra Raiders being involved. All good things are possible but actually, are they? The Raiders start with … More Raiders FINALS Rumble! Raiders v Storm Qualifying Final Preview
What is it about eye gouging that brings out the worst in the rugby league community? Hudson Young was charged for dangerous conduct after this weekend’s loss, principally relating to accusations that he eye gouged Warriors centre Adam Pompey. I’m not actually interested in whether Young did the deed. While the footage didn’t look great, … More To be (Hudson) Young and Stupid.
BY DAN BREAKING: New research has revealed that just thinking about John Bateman makes Monday’s bearable. After a frustrating loss for the Canberra Raiders on the weekend, boffins the Canberra Research Institute have been in the field to find out how fans are handling it. While it has been revealed that 62 per cent are … More Bateman cure for Mondayitis
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 24-20 loss to the New Zealand Warriors was a frustrating and disappointing affair. The Green Machine performance was uncharacteristic, combining a unenthusiastic defence with a conservative and patchy attack. The result is largely meaningless for their finals schedule, but was an imperfect and unnecessary obstacle in their pursuit of a … More Raiders Review: A bump in the road
BY DAN If you told anyone at the start of the season that the Raiders would rest players in round 25 they would’ve thought it would be to blood new talent. Yet here we are, resting players to make sure they’re ready for the finals. What magic is this? A rest (for some) will be … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders v Warriors Round 25 Preview