Misplaced worry?

BY DAN The Canberra Raiders “only” scored 20 points on the weekend, and combined with some other discussion points, this has led to people (including the man-child football commentator and coach Brad Fittler) to question their ability to score points, and therefore their legitimacy as a contender. Before we get too carried away with disagreeing … More Misplaced worry?

A Perfect Match

BY DAN In further good news for the people’s rugby league team, the Canberra Raiders announced that Hudson Young has extended his time with the club until the end of 2024. It was an intriguing process. The Raiders announced at the end of 2020 that they were targeting Young (amd Emre Guler) for extension. David … More A Perfect Match

The life of a backup

BY DAN It was revealed last week by James Buckley in the Canberra Times that while Jarrod Croker is out, George Williams will take the kicking tee. This is a smart decision, built with the future in mind. The life of a back-up kicker is rarely one of preparation, but Williams, for once, has time. … More The life of a backup

A Culture Problem?

BY Dan In early January, just as Ricky Stuart got done admonishing two senior players for their behaviour over summer, another behavioural matter emerged for the Milk. Four members of the SG Ball team were involved in an incident in Civic, and they tried to cover it up from Raiders’ officials. In addition to incidents … More A Culture Problem?

Bailey Muscles Up

BY DAN Recency bias is a helluva drug. The flux of life and the change of the last 12 months sometimes makes it hard to remember what came before it. When analysing the Canberra Raiders, 2019 may be prominent in our minds, but we are not immune to this phenomena. The before times are sometimes … More Bailey Muscles Up

The cost of the Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh DUIs

BY DAN Canberra Raiders got some infuriating news when it was reported by the Daily Telegraph that both Corey Horsburgh and Corey Harawira-Naera will appear in court in the near future on charges of driving under the influence. It’s frustrating news that will have potentially significant impacts on each player, but likely not substantially on … More The cost of the Harawira-Naera and Horsburgh DUIs

A Solid Gold Solution

BY DAN For months these pages have been wondering where exactly the Raiders unending list of talent would spend its time when it wasn’t in first grade. Our questions have been answered with the announcement that the Green Machine will field a team in the Canterbury Cup in 2021 for the first time since 2007. … More A Solid Gold Solution