BY DAN The Canberra Raiders have reportedly been in contact with Gareth Widdop about coming to Canberra to play in the number 7 jersey. It’s been a wild ride in recent weeks for Canberra fans. With George Williams’ cap-money burning a hole in their pocket, and Josh Hodgson’s likely departure set to free up even … More What to make about Widdop
BY DAN It was announced today that Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart received an Order of Australia (AM) for his charity work with the Ricky Stuart foundation. If you’re not aware (and you are, so sorry for telling you something you already know), Sticky and his partner Kaylie started his foundation to provide short-term respite … More Order of Australia
BY DAN Bailey Simonsson was such a star in Canberra’s victory over the weekend it’s confusing as to why it took so long to try him at fullback. Simonsson hasn’t been shy about his desire to play the spot. When he joined the side before the 2019 season, it was clear he and Charnze Nicoll—Klokstad … More The Sustainability of Bailey’s Brilliance
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 38-16 victory over the Brisbane Broncos was blessed relief. Relief that their forward pack was able to dominate an opponent for 80 minutes. Relief that they held a half time lead and didn’t capitulate. And relief that for the first time in ages, when push came to shove they made … More Raiders Review: Relief
BY ROB At the start of the season these two teams were miles apart. The Raiders were coming off a tough but successful run in 2020, while the Broncos were still trying to find their footing in a league where they are no longer a perennial powerhouse. 2021 put an end to that gap. Injury, … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Broncos Round 14 Preview
BY DAN Matt Dufty is an electric ballplayer. He’s as fast as me saying yes to a burger and a pint. He can be more agile than a politician avoiding a question. He’s also a confusing, imperfect and expensive fit for the Canberra Raiders. Matt Dufty is looking for a new home after the Dragons … More The Dufty Conundrum
BY DAN Because we can’t have one weekend off from pain, the Canberra Times has revealed that footage has emerged of Curtis Scott in what can politely be described as an alleged incident in the Kokomo night club. As per usual Scott should be afforded the presumption of innocence but the fact we’re all ready … More The Curtis Scott Incident
BY DAN The Canberra Times says the Raiders aren’t interested in Shaun Johnson. Buzz Rothfield says they’re side most likely to get him. Johnson’s manager says he’s open to all options. What is going on? The Raiders are looking like having a bit of cap space this season. This, of course, depends on the George … More Shaun Johnson and the return of the Raider Raise?
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders are in the unenviable place of having to replace George Williams. It wasn’t meant to end this way. Indeed it technically hasn’t, which is why Canberra has yet to enter the halfback market in any meaningful way. By the time they get in, it’s likely that all corners of the … More Replacing George Williams
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders are missing Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad. His replacement Caleb Aekins has not had his best few weeks. Is it time to turn to the exciting, emerging talent of Xavier Savage? If you’ve paying attention to these pages, you’ll know the Canberra Raiders are missing Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad an awful amount. His defensive work … More Time to get Savage?