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Rugby League Laughable

By 20 September 2014

The try that wasn’t, or was it? Well it looked like a try to me, but the clowns maskeraiding as referees found a knock-on that wasn’t there. But the Cowboys are getting used to these type of decisions by now, especially around finals time, seven tackles etc. Good luck to Easts, or Sydney if you [...]

Local Sports Wrap 30th and 31st of August

By 1 September 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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RUGBY UNION
It took a week longer than expected, but the Canberra Vikings’ National Rugby Championship campaign is alive and kicking after a 37-18 victory over Greater Sydney Rams last Thursday.
The Vikings put their disappointing 28-23 loss to Perth Spirit in round one behind them as they notched their first win of the competition in relatively [...]

St George hoodoo finally over

By 17 August 2014

Hoodoo finally ends for St George, good one Ricky! Now the wait to see who get’s the spoon, Raiders must be firming in the betting. Oh there is always next year! But on reflection, no, we will probably be worse off, no Milford etc.
But really does anyone care anymore?

Where now for the Raiders?

By 3 August 2014

It took 153 minutes before the Raiders Holden Cup team scored to make it Raiders 6 against New Zealand Warriors 108 in the 2 games that they have played this year. That unfortunately spells a bleak future for the Canberra Raiders. The Raiders can’t attract footballers with any sort of name to the club and [...]

Local Sports Wrap 12th and 13th July 2014

By 14 July 2014

RUGBY UNION
The ACT Brumbies kept their championship dream alive with a commanding 47-25 victory over the Western Force at Canberra Stadium on Friday night.
The Brumbies ran in seven tries to three and dominated every facet of the game to secure their place in the Super Rugby finals for the second year running. Matt Toomua was [...]

Do our sporting heroes need to be role models off the pitch?

By 2 July 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
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Jokes are already doing the rounds on social media poking fun at the evidently common sense challenged NRL player Todd Carney.  Sadly I now know what ‘bubbling’ is.  According to the Sydney Morning Herald it’s pretty big in Australia.  Who knew?
Last week, Luis Suarez bit an Italian player during a world cup match, resulting in [...]

Todd Carney has done it again…

By 29 June 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Todd Carney has been caught up in yet another scandal. This time a photo was posted overnight that showed the troubled Cronulla star urinating in his own mouth.
Reports are circulating that the Cronulla board have just acted to the news which has been sweeping social media all morning. Carney has been reportedly sacked.
A search on [...]

Raiders go down 19-18 to the West Tigers

By 29 June 2014

The Raiders have narrowly gone down 19-18 to the West Tigers overnight at Campbelltown Stadium.
Things started badly for the West Tigers when James Tedesco, who recently backflipped on a deal with the Raiders, was left in agony after the first tackle of the game. Tedesco clashed knees with Terry Campese. Reports have now confirmed Tedesco [...]

Raiders go down 28-4 to the Broncos

By 10 June 2014

Another disappointing result for the Raiders last night in Canberra going down 28-4 against the Broncos in front of a small crowd of only 8,094.
The Raiders showed a lot of enthusiasm early and were locked in an arm wrestle with the Broncos, with the game being played between the side’s 20 metre lines.
However this enthusiasm [...]

Raiders buy or getout

By 9 June 2014

I have just sat through the most pathetic game of what is purported to be rugby league served up by Brisbane Broncos and the Canberra Raiders and Brisbane did nothing wrong, so work it out. 
Please buy some footballers Canberra or throw in the towel and get out of the NRL.
The Raiders are so slow [...]

Raiders go down 26-12 to the Roosters

By 1 June 2014

The Roosters showed their class against a struggling Raiders with a 26-12 win at Allianz Stadium Sydney.
The Roosters strolled to a 18-0 lead after 33 minutes.
However to the Raiders credit they played a much more competitive second half, getting rid of defensive errors and completing their sets.
Ricky Stuart said after the match that he was [...]

Raider Rubbish

By 31 May 2014

Shame the National Rugby League (NRL) doesn’t have promotion and relegation.  That way it would at least force Canberra to put a decent team out there, or you would hope so. I have just suffered enough at 22 nil against Easts when I turned off. It appeared Easts were only going through the motions, it [...]

James Tedesco signs with the Raiders

By 27 May 2014

Promising West Tigers fullback James Tedesco has agreed a 3 year deal with the Raiders.
Last ditch attempts by the West Tigers to keep the 21 year old have failed after a lucrative offer was put forward by the Raiders – believed to be nearly $2 million over 3 years.
What do you think Raiders fan’s?
Further details [...]

Raiders go down 26-20 to the Panthers

By 18 May 2014

The Canberra Raiders have gone down to the Penrith Panthers this afternoon in Canberra.
Despite having conceded 108 points in their last couple of outings the Raiders started the match in positive fashion scoring in the first minute.
The Raiders went to the break leading 16-14, however soon after the resumption the Panthers scored. The Panthers extended [...]

What price the wooden spoon?

By 11 May 2014

Looks like Ricky Stuart has bought the form that saw him get the flick from at least two NRL sides as he took them to oblivion. The Raiders will be lucky to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon like those other 2 sides. His departure has seen both sides benefit as both are currently above Canberra but [...]

Raiders 24-22 over the Storm in Canberra

By 20 April 2014

The Canberra Raiders have completed a last minute 24-22 come from behind victory over the Melbourne Storm in Canberra this afternoon.
The win ends a 6 game losing streak in Canberra.
Anthony Milford was again inspirational and put in a man of the match performance.
Watch the green machine belt out the team song after the win.
Full [...]

Raiderettes facing the axe

By 11 December 2013

The Herald Sun brings the unexpected news that the Canberra Raiders are thinking about disposing with their dancing girls:
In an historic move, Raiders chief executive Don Furner told The Daily Telegraph that his club was “reviewing the club’s game-day entertainment.”
“We have always had them but research among our fans indicates it might be time [...]

Raiders launch late high performance review

By 9 December 2013

The Raiders have the intriguing news that with pre-season well underway they’re going to hold a post-mortem of the 2013 season:
The Canberra Raiders have engaged the services of highly regarded sports physician and administrator Dr Peter Fricker OAM, to conduct a high performance review of the club’s football operations ahead of the 2014 season.
The [...]

Tricky Ricky’s great moaning begins

By 7 December 2013

One hopes Canberra Raiders fans really, really enjoy watching Ricky Stuart complain, because it can’t be good for a side watching the boss making excuses for them before The Ashes are decided.
In the SMH Coach Stuart is already bellyaching about the 2014 draw:
Canberra coach Ricky Stuart believes Raiders fans have copped a raw deal after [...]

Raiders a more valuable brand than the Brumbies?

By 5 December 2013

Brand Finance have some interesting news on the value of Australian sporting brands.
I’m buggered if I can see how the Penrith Panthers have the most valuable sporting brand in the country but I guess I don’t live in Western Sydney.
I do, however, live in Canberra so I’m a bit surprised to see the Raiders make [...]

Raiders 2014 draw

By 4 December 2013

The Canberra Raiders have released their fixtures for the coming year.
It’s going to be a tough start for new Supercoach Stuart!
Round 1: Cowboys v Raiders, Saturday March 8, 8.00pm (Qld Time) at 1300Smiles Stadium (FOX)
Round 2: Knights v Raiders, Sunday March 16, 6.30pm at Hunter Stadium (FOX)
Round 3: Raiders v Titans, Sunday March 23, 6.30pm [...]

Where to now for the Raiders?

By 27 November 2013

Canberra times and all sports outlets now have the news that Anthony Milford will stay for with the Radiers in 2014, before joining up with the Broncos in 2015. 
Yet again, Canberra has found and signed up talent at an early age, developed them into the player they are today, and then had them taken by another club. [...]

Tricky Ricky moves into the Rudd Palazzo

By 17 November 2013

Perth Now is taking an interest in new Raiders’ Coach Ricky Stuart’s move into Kevin Rudd’s old Yarralumla house:
RICKY Stuart loves a celebrity mansion. When he started coaching at the Cronulla Sharks he bought Ian Thorpe’s waterfront home on Burraneer Bay in the shire.
Now he has moved to Canberra and is living in former prime [...]

For God’s sake Raiders, spend the money on players who want to be here

By 30 October 2013

The Herald Sun brings word of the Canberra Raiders’ desperate efforts to retain the services of Anthony Milford who obviously doesn’t want to be here:
CANBERRA are set to make a staggering $1 million a season bid to prevent rising teenage superstar Anthony Milford joining the Brisbane Broncos.
The deal will skyrocket the talented Milford into [...]

Part Payments for Raiders memberships

By 25 October 2013

The Canberra Raiders are offering an intriguing array of payment options for 2014 memberships.
The Canberra Raiders are excited to announce that Part Payment options are now available for Memberships for the upcoming 2014 season.
The Part Payment options enable Raiders fans greater flexibility and convenience to support their team in the best possible way, by [...]

Fancy being a Raiders member?

By 18 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

2014 Raiders memberships are on sale now, and you can buy one if you like.
Just head to www.weareraiders.com.au and do the thing.
The Canberra Raiders have launched their most exciting range of membership packages in recent memory, with a host of exciting and affordable new options and features available for fans looking to pledge their support [...]

Raiders win most statistically incompetent comparison

By 5 October 2013

In an article that will make you stupider for having read it the Herald Sun is declaring the Canberra Raiders have won the not at all coveted “facebook fan page growth” competition for 2013.
With no raw numbers it’s hard to say if 181% growth is anything to get excited about. Going from 1 fan to [...]

Raiders Holden Cup Team:

By 28 September 2013

Looks like the Raiders Holden Cup team has caught the first grade disease (you know going through the motions not really trying to win) 18 nil against Penrith before I switched off, that was before half time.
Don’t think Ricky Stewart could do anything with that mob or the first grade crew given Rick’s credentials [...]

Big Shillo fined for breaching standards… by talking about standards

By 20 September 2013

Demonstrating a keen sense of humour Raiders management have announced they’re fining David Shillington:
The Canberra Raiders have fined David Shillington an undisclosed sum for breaching the Club’s Media Policy, after several stories appeared in the press today without the knowledge of the club.
“Comments made today across several media outlets by David Shillington, were in [...]

Unlucky Raiders?

By 18 September 2013

The Canberra Raiders have released a song about their 2013 season.
It’s refreshingly honest. But really was the team unlucky?
Or were the foundations to build a successful season never there?

Three years of Ricky Stuart

By 16 September 2013

The worst kept secret in Canberra has finally been officially confirmed by the Raiders:
One of the Raiders favourite sons will return home to Canberra to Coach the Raiders from 2014, after Ricky Stuart formally signed a new three year deal at Raiders HQ today.
Stuart spent the morning meeting the Raiders Coaching staff, administration staff [...]

Tricky Ricky on his way back to Canberra

By 12 September 2013

The ABC has the thrilling news that Ricky Stuart will once again be gracing the nation’s capital giving a whole new generation the possibility of seeing him out on the town.
Ricky Stuart has walked out on Parramatta to take up a three-year contract to coach Canberra.
The 46-year-old told the Eels board of his decision on [...]

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