Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Panthers Round 5 Preview

BY ROB The Raiders held out against an enthusiastic but uneven Titans side in round 4, arguably the toughest test yet. Round five makes last week look like an opposed training session. The Panthers are flying high, playing fast-paced, hi NRG footy exactly the way V’landys wants it. The Raiders, however, are on a different … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Panthers Round 5 Preview

Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Titans Round 4 Preview

BY ROB It’s been something of a rollercoaster in Raider-land over the last five days. Saturday saw them lose to the Warriors, beaten by a mounting injury toll and some truly average officiating. The physical aftermath wasn’t all bad, with both Tapine and Scott having their initial diagnoses revised down to milder injuries. Both will … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Titans Round 4 Preview

The Take-back

BY ROB In all of rugby league there is no hand gesture (John Hopoate aside) more recognisable than the match referee awarding a try. The official points to the spot (or scoring team). Some do it with a straight arm, some with a downward angle as if trying to pinpoint the exact location the ball … More The Take-back

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 2021 NRL jersey roundup!

BY ROB Another season, another batch of jerseys spanning the sporting fashion spectrum from delicious legacy vibes through to design update disasters. Not all jerseys are captured here as some teams don’t make round-specific strips (or may not have them ready). So without further ado… Canberra Raiders The Raiders have made some interesting choices for … More The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 2021 NRL jersey roundup!

Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Storm Preliminary Final Preview

BY ROB 2 years, 2 preliminary finals. The Canberra Raiders haven’t done this well since the halcyon days of the early 1990s. It’s now 26 years since they claimed their third premiership, casually pummeling a hapless Bulldogs side. In the interim the Melbourne Storm joined the league and proceeded to embark on a journey of … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Storm Preliminary Final Preview

Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Sharks Week 1 Finals Preview

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