BY DAN When the rumours begun that Curtis Scott might be coming to Canberra you would have been forgiven for being sceptical. Years of players using the Raiders as leverage in their negotiations to get more money out of their home clubs, or agreeing to terms only to pull the old switcheroo, were enough to … More Destination Canberra?
BY DAN The worst kept secret had finally be revealed, with Huddersfield announcing Aidan Sezer is joining on a two-year contract. In Aidan Sezer’s first game for the Canberra Raiders, he caught the ball at first receiver on the left, took a few steps towards the line, threatened to pass, burst through the defence and … More Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough
BY DAN After a week with idiots like me (here and here) speculating that their overture to Curtis Scott means BJ Leilua is out the door, the Canberra Raiders have laid down the truth: we can fit them both under the cap. This is quite the statement. It suggests that the money for Scott is … More How Can BJ and Scott Co-exist?
BY DAN Most sides in the National Rugby League returned for their pre-season recently. While some are still waiting for some Latrell Mitchell sized pieces to land, most are only fiddling around the edges of their roster. The Raiders are not among these, and still have major questions to address. It’s a hard puzzle to … More The Waiting Game
BY DAN Rugby League is a wonderful game run by idiots. I’m not normally so strident in these pages but the competitions latest proposal to wash the sand out of Phil Gould’s pants is disappointing that even a fence sitter like me has to come to that conclusion. The obsequious pleading the league is engaging … More Incentivising Mediocrity
BY DAN With the recent rumours about Curtis Scott coming to Canberra, most Raiders fans got to thinking about what that might mean for the roster. We had our say (check it out here), but the rumour was barely getting warm before people were calling for it to mean Jarrod Croker slid over from centre … More What A Winger Does
BY DAN The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Storm centre Curtis Scott is considering joining the people’s team, the Canberra Raiders, for the 2020 season. If this occurs it would be quite the boon for the Green Machine. Scott is only 22, and has shown that he has the potential to be an exceptional football … More Is Curtis Coming?
BY DAN It hasn’t gone unnoticed that new Canberra recruit George Williams appears to be on the outside looking in when it comes to English British selection. Some see it as emblematic of a problematic trajectory. Williams established himself as a star in Super League when he took over from Blake Green as five-eighth for … More George Williams Misses Out
BY DAN When Josh Hodgson plays for the Canberra Raiders he’s a master of the game. He’s the centre of the Raiders’ attacking solar system, a burning hot supernova that travels up the middle third of the field with options orbiting around him (in this scenario Josh Papalii is Jupiter, and Elliot Whitehead is Uranus … More English Josh v Aussie Josh
BY DAN If I could have bet money on Sam Williams signing with the Raiders this offseason I would have bet everything I had (so, like at least $19) and currently be basking in my new riches (think Homer and his fancy Duffs). Williams re-signed for two years, allowing the Raiders to keep their human … More Sam Williams signs on…again