BY DAN In further good news for the people’s rugby league team, the Canberra Raiders announced that Hudson Young has extended his time with the club until the end of 2024. It was an intriguing process. The Raiders announced at the end of 2020 that they were targeting Young (amd Emre Guler) for extension. David … More A Perfect Match
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders lost their trial match 26-20 to the Easts. But we all know that trial games don’t matter. Well, that’s not entirely accurate: the results don’t matter. What’s important is that they show the pieces are there for another run at the cup. In this game (and, to an extent, in … More Raiders (Trial) Review: Enough of the Good Stuff
BY DAN Imagine being on a night out with the boys, having a few too many (I know it’s hard to picture, but some of us have been there), not quite being in a state to wander home, and waking up in handcuffs. Then they tell you you’ve been charged with seven different versions of … More Clean Air for Scott
BY ROB Summer is waning, twilight edging forward each evening. The cricket and tennis have finished, and a few select trees are starting to take on a golden hue. The All-star game has been played, this time ending in a draw (yes Braith, a draw is a result). It’s almost March. Before the footy resumes … More Raiders (Trial) Rumble: Trials and Tribulations
BY DAN What a whirlwind few days hey? We’ve been “down” on Facebook since last Thursday. In that time we reached out to you, dear reader, to help us find a way around the peril that our reliance on that distribution model. And because you’re pretty flipping rad, you helped us out, and a bunch … More Thank you
BY DAN When John Bateman announced he was leaving Canberra last year it felt like the proverbial rug had been pulled. Here was a player so central to the recent success of the side, the player who had put the spine in their spirit, suddenly departing to…go back to England? Was this the end of … More Hudson Young’s Potential
BY DAN Hi. For the past few (seven!) years we’ve been writing a bunch of stuff about the Raiders. We started doing it for fun, and along the way a bunch of you have seemed to like what we do. It’s hardly Hemingway, but we like to think it’s the best written Raiders content (no) … More Help the Sportress!
BY DAN It was revealed last week by James Buckley in the Canberra Times that while Jarrod Croker is out, George Williams will take the kicking tee. This is a smart decision, built with the future in mind. The life of a back-up kicker is rarely one of preparation, but Williams, for once, has time. … More The life of a backup
BY DAN Canberra Raiders’ fans got some good news to start the week with the club announcing the Emre Guler has extended his time at the club until the end of 2023. This is a pleasant surprise. Guler’s family reside in Sydney, and there was always the potential that the lure of home and more … More The impact of Guler’s extension
BY Dan In early January, just as Ricky Stuart got done admonishing two senior players for their behaviour over summer, another behavioural matter emerged for the Milk. Four members of the SG Ball team were involved in an incident in Civic, and they tried to cover it up from Raiders’ officials. In addition to incidents … More A Culture Problem?