Raiders Reminiscence!

BY ROB It’s pretty dark right now, and not just because Winter has come to the nation’s capital. The Raiders are experiencing turmoil not felt since the dissolution of the OG Green Machine, a thing now exacerbated by social media and the 24/7 news cycle. So rather than write the same old vaguely predictive stuff … More Raiders Reminiscence!

Oh Captain My Captain

BY DAN If 2021 wasn’t already in a full-fledged tailspin for the Canberra Raiders, then it got another little push towards bedlam when it emerged that Josh Hodgson had stood down as captain…two weeks ago. This was a part of a series of stories that came out Tuesday evening. First Michael Chammas of the Sydney … More Oh Captain My Captain

The Easy Fixes

BY DAN Four losses in a row is not where you build premiership seasons. Even in 1989, where the Raiders dropped as low as 12th they avoided that fate (though they did lose six from eight midway through the season). Safe to say it’s rare to see season-success after such a lull. The Raiders have … More The Easy Fixes

The Big Risk

BY DAN For what may well be the most important game of Canberra’s season, coach Ricky Stuart has ‘rested’ Josh Papalii. I guess you could say drastic times call for drastic measures. The logic is pretty straightforward. Papalii has been below his best in 2021, as have many of the Canberra players. The one week … More The Big Risk

Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Rabbitohs Round 8 Preview

BY ROB To be bluntly honest with you, dear reader, this Rumble should have been titled Raiders vs Raiders. It doesn’t matter who they play this week, the toughest obstacle for them to overcome is themselves. They were truly their own worst enemy against the Cowboys. I often think about young emerging players having their … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Rabbitohs Round 8 Preview

Missed Charnze

BY DAN In round five the Canberra Raiders were battling the Penrith Panthers. They led 6-0 when Villiame Kikau’s swinging arm struck the back of Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad’s head. The custodian would leave the ground shortly after, before being ruled out under the Head Inijury protocols, and later finding out he had done greater damage. Since … More Missed Charnze