BY DAN Sometimes you see an idea so tremendously wrong that it makes you do a double take. In an attempt to solve the problem of an injured Jordan Rapana, “resident NRL.com expert” Jamie Soward came up with such an idea. Jack Wighton to the wing. The offending paragraph Jack’s best position is something that … More Is Wighton A Winger? Is Soward an Expert?
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders have had a rough couple of years. After 2016 provided us a sign of what was possible, 2017 and 2018 instead showed us what was likely. 2nd (and spiritual winner of 2016)* became 10th and 10th again as a mixture of injuries, defensive ineptitude and bad luck (so regular it … More 19 Things To Look Forward to in 2019
BY DAN AND HERMAN The Australian cricketing public is today coming to terms with the fact that Mark Waugh may have been the sole voice of reason during his time on the National Selection Panel. Increasingly bizarre and erratic selection decisions are leading many to believe that Waugh may have actually been a calming influence … More Nation Shocked Waugh May Have Been Voice of Reason
BY DAN This has been a really fun year for the Sportress. We’ve been at this caper for over four years now, cranking out these hot takes. We are yet to reach the heights that we originally thought this blog would take us (I mean, Grantland shut down, and the Guardian doesn’t seem interested in … More A Very Sportress Christmas
BY DAN The Raiders today cemented my one true love & star rake Josh Hodgson in Canberra lore by naming him co-captain with local legend Jarrod Croker. This move will be more important off the field than on, and reflects the importance of the Englishman to Canberra more than any desire to markedly change the … More Hodgson, Croker and Shared Power
BY DAN AND BEN Cricket Australia is in talks to bring Usain Bolt into the One-Day cricket team in what is believed to be an attempt to raise the profile of the short(ish) form. Insiders believe that interest in the game is in dire straits after Australia lost its 17th game in 19 matches this … More Bolt To Save ODI Cricket?
BY DAN For the third time this off-season the Canberra Raiders find themselves the rumoured destination of a big name. First it was Mitchell Moses. Then it was Shaun Johnson. Now the Raiders are potentially the landing spot for a disaffected Matt Dufty, fresh off his breakout year as a speedy custodian for the St … More Dufty to Canberra? Here we go again…
BY DAN Raiders fans across the world are getting a little bit excited by a rumour printed in the Daily Telegraph that the Green Machine is making a play for dynamic Warriors half Shaun Johnson. Before you get carried away, we’d like to point you to what we referred to as the ‘ridiculous rumour mill’. … More Johnson to Canberra?
BY DAN Today is Josh Hodgson’s birthday. If you’ve followed these pages, you’d know we’ve been quite fond of Mr Hodgson from day dot. Since he burst through the doors in 2015 (well technically that happened in 2014 but you get the idea) we’ve considered him the primary driver of much of the Raiders (albeit … More Happy Birthday Josh
BY DAN Raiders fans got a sorely needed dose of good news when it was announced that Joe Tapine had signed on until the end of the 2023 season. The magnitude of the player as well as the length of commitment – well beyond anyone on the roster – was a resounding vote of faith … More A Vote of Confidence