BY ROB Twenty of the most tumultuous stop-start rounds of regular season footy have come to a close, leaving eight finalists to duke it out in the first week. Courtesy of a last-gasp Eels effort over the Tigers in round 20 the Raiders find themselves facing the Sharks for the second week running. The Raiders … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Sharks Week 1 Finals Preview
BY DAN “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness” Roman Philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca, speaking to Rabs Warren in about 55 AD Despite resting a host of top-line players, the Canberra Raiders did everything they could to ensure the easiest path to the last day of the season last weekend. … More The Treacherous Path
BY DAN Amidst the euphoria of the Baby Raiders victory on Saturday, there was one piece of truly heinous news. Ryan Sutton had likely suffered a substantial tear to his medial collateral ligmament. This was confirmed today by the club, and it means that Sutton would miss the finals series. It would take someone as … More Sutton Pays the Cost
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 38-28 victory over the Cronulla Sharks was a reminder that good things are still possible. The Baby Raiders took it to the Sharks, playing smarter, faster and with greater discipline than their more experienced opposition. It revealed that not only do the Green Machine have plenty of talent in the … More Raiders Review: Baby Raiders
BY ROB This is it, the final round of arguably the most chaotic season since the league split in half all the way back in 1997. It’s a pre-finals matchup that will most likely see these two teams face off two weeks running, given the Raiders fourth place finish is reliant on the Eels totally … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Sharks Round 20 Preview
BY DAN This week rumours were reported in the Daily Telegraph that both the Wests Tigers and Melbourne Storm were interested in Jordan Rapana. Raiders social media immediately burst into flames. Surely Jordy isn’t about the leave again? These rumours are part of a larger story. Josh Addo-Carr has asked to move back to Sydney … More Rapana Being Raided?
BY DAN Recently people have begun to ask questions as to whether the Canberra Raiders can replicate last year’s run to the grand final. Primarily this has been the exasperated kind of questioning. The Raiders have made an artform of letting inferior sides get ahead of the game, before corralling, and then overtaking, them in … More Stocktake: Ready to Run?
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 26-14 victory over the New Zealand Warriors was manufactured. In the face of a series of chaotic and bizarre events, they were forced to concoct a way to victory, fighting with a hand tied behind their back. The Raiders spent time punching themselves in the face but landed enough haymakers … More Raiders Review: Manufacturing Victories
BY ROB The Raiders took the 2 points over the Warriors all the way back in round 2, which now seems like a different world and a different time. It would be the last game anyone played for nearly two months as the nation hunkered down to weather the onslaught of Coronavirus. Now it’s just … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Warriors Round 19 Preview
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders continued a flurry of activity on the personnel front with the confirmation from the people’s hero Nick Campton and also David Riccio at The Daily Telegraph that Tom Starling would be extending his stay in Canberra for a further two years. Update: This has now been confirmed by the club. … More Starling Stays