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. This is an impressive ‘get’ for the Raiders. Starling … More Starling Stays
BY DAN It’s been a big week for the Canberra Raiders. They beat the Dragons, Coach Stuart confirmed that Josh Papalii had put pen to paper, and then news emerged that a deal was close to done to keep Sia Soliola at the club for an additional year in 2021. Getting Sia signed is important. … More The Value of Experience
BY DAN As Canberra fans basked in the glow of the Milk’s victory on the weekend, Coach Ricky Stuart confirmed that Josh Papalii had signed a two year extension, keeping him at Canberra until 2025. For a brief moment it had looked shaky. I say looked because it seems that this was a confected controversy … More Josh Papalii Brings It On Home
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 37-8 victory over the St George-Illawarra Dragons was a comprehensive expression of their superiority. Over 80 minutes, they battled, wore down, and eventually overran an over-matched opposition. It wasn’t the best performance of the season, but it was one of their most dominant, and provides a good platform to build … More Raiders Review: The Build Continues