Raiders (trial) Review: A Work in Progress

BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 28-22 pre-season victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs revealed plenty about the structure of the Raiders. The defence, although improved in parts, also bore many of the hallmark weaknesses of previous years and remains a work in progress. The trial also provided insight as to how the offence would function. Two … More Raiders (trial) Review: A Work in Progress

Spinal Fracture

BY DAN It’s a truism if Rugby League that the key to success is the skill and stability of the spine. The forwards lay the platform, the backs provide the excitement, but the spine is named as such because it connects all the parts. Talent is critical at these positions; but talent still needs time … More Spinal Fracture

Solving for One

BY DAN The impending move of Jack Wighton from the back-house to the showroom solves one Raiders headache but creates another. Who back-fills for Wighton? Canberra doesn’t seem sure (or at least isn’t telling). The Raiders have few options, none of which are perfect. It should surprise no one that the best choice is Nic … More Solving for One

A Matter Of Trust

BY DAN Australian cricket is in a perilous situation. Not just because it’s captain, vice-captain and another player were suspended for sandpapering the ball (as well as possibly the most incompetent cover up since Watergate). Not just because it lost a test series at home to India for the first time in 71 years. But … More A Matter Of Trust