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Fergo gets the arse

By 6 September, 2013

The Raiders have announced they’ve had enough of Blake Ferguson:
The Canberra Raiders board of directors met today to determine the future of Blake Ferguson, with a unanimous decision to terminate his contract with the club.
“The board were left with little choice but to terminate Blake Ferguson’s contract, after several breaches of club policy,” Raiders CEO [...]

Raiders mull throwing in the towel on juniors development

By 5 September, 2013

An unusually antsy Canberra Raiders are sharing their view on the salary cap auditor blocking Raiders Junior Mitch Cornish from playing this Sunday.
“We constantly question why we invest so much into our junior development program, and this is another reason why we will review it, along with a zero benefit in developing your own juniors [...]

FREE Learn to skateboard StreetWise at Belco this Saturday

By 4 September, 2013

Learn to skateboard for FREE this Saturday 7 September 10am – 12pm at Belconnen Skatepark.
Skateboards and safety equipment is provided with qualified coaches sharing the stoke in a relaxed environment.
Kids and adults alike are all welcome.
If you’re under 18 and it’s your first time you just need a parent/guardian to complete the [...]

What will the Raiders do to top dwarf lighting?

By 3 September, 2013

Previously the one trophy the Raiders were hanging onto was “most off the hook mad monday” thanks to the legendary efforts of Joel Monaghan.
But it appears they have been exceeded by St Kilda players setting a dwarf on fire.
Will the champs bounce back?

Raiders bombing out of the finals losing 50 to 16 against the Warriors

By 1 September, 2013

The change of coach seems to be going well:
THE Warriors own version of ‘Beauty and The Beast’ on Saturday combined to put Canberra out of it’s misery at Mt Smart Stadium.
If the Raiders’ season was in free-fall after four straight defeats and the sacking of coach David Furner, they hit the deck with an almighty [...]

Step away from the Murray Cod

By 31 August, 2013

ESD are giving notice that Murray Cod Season ends tonight:
The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate is reminding anglers that the Murray cod fishing season will close at midnight on Saturday, 31 August 2013.
The Director of Environment Protection and Water Regulation, Daniel Walters, said the closed season will remain in effect until midnight 30 November [...]

The Raiders Bad Boy Dream Team

By 31 August, 2013

The Sydney Morning Herald has seen fit to put together a whole bad boy dream team of Canberra Raiders players:
RAIDERS RULE FLOUTERS
If there is anything the Canberra Raiders’ off-field controversies have taught us, it is that there are only so many times players can visit Questacon before they get bored and break bad. In light [...]

Behold the future of Super Rugby

By 31 August, 2013

Yesterday I got emailed asking if I’d complete a survey on the future of rugby.
Included was this proposal which they asked very pointed questions as to how I’d feel about it and whether it would get me watching more.
RiotACT’s Tokyo Bureau Chief will be ecstatic.
In that it provides a future for the Brumbies I’m quite [...]

Sandor Earl the latest Raider to fall from grace, accused of trafficking peptides

By 29 August, 2013

The ABC brings word Sandor Earl is joining the club’s extensive list of shame:
The NRL has handed Canberra’s Sandor Earl an infraction notice and a provisional suspension following his admission to the use and trafficking of a peptide.
The sanction follows an Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) investigation, in which Earl admitted to the use [...]

Ferguson goes full Carney

By 29 August, 2013

Yesterday’s man Blake Ferguson is putting together a fair old rap sheet in the Canberra Times.
Another complete toolbag emerging from the Raiders youth development.
They really need to look very hard at that.

Franklin: Learn to skateboard and ride

By 29 August, 2013

ACT’s suburb of Franklin is to receive a beginner’s element attached to a junior playground – not a skatepark as indicated in the June Chronicle newspaper.
Thanks to Redbox design group for the following info:
“We recognise the need in the community to provide opportunities for the very beginner skater and bike rider to develop the necessary [...]

Vote for Shaunee

By 28 August, 2013

I may not be a big fan of sport, but I am a big fan of being competitive over odd things and now I really want Shaunee to beat all the Cheerleaders from other teams.
TAKE NO PRISONERS SHAUNEE!
Perfume Box Raiderette Shaunee is into the final of the Big League Cheerleader of the year competition. See [...]

Don Bradman at Manuka

By 28 August, 2013

The all seeing eye has turned up a Yahoo Sport picture of Don Bradman here in Canberra:
9th February 1963: Australian cricketer Don Bradman, statistically the greatest batsman ever, strolls onto the pitch to bat at Canberra, where the MCC are playing the Prime Minister’s XI. Sir Donald Bradman (1908 – 2001) was the first cricketer [...]

Blake Ferguson out partying with Todd Carney

By 26 August, 2013

The ABC reports on Blake Ferguson not even pretending to care any more:
Speculation surrounding Blake Ferguson’s playing future continues to mount after he was spotted at a Sydney pub alongside Cronulla star Todd Carney the night before missing Canberra’s NRL clash against Manly.
Ferguson was a no-show at the Raiders’ 36-22 loss to Manly at [...]

Embarrassed putting hand out!

By 26 August, 2013

Raiders players must be embarrassed  putting their hands out for payment particularly over the last 3 weeks – if they are then they should be!
Against Manly I switched off as I usually do these day’s when it reached 24 nil .
Manly were keeping time with the clock the white flag had been raised [...]

Raiders run of failure goes on

By 25 August, 2013

The Herald Sun has the miserable news of continued failure from the men in green:
What was perfectly clear is that the Raiders could have done with Ferguson on the field against Manly.
Dunemann might think they can do without him, but be assured they can’t. Not if they want to make the finals.
You talk about [...]

Donut King* Campese did for Coach Furner

By 23 August, 2013

Foxsports have an intriguing story on Terry Campese and Brett White’s involvement in the axeing of David Furner, and then their elaborate coverup.
The Daily Telegraph can exclusively reveal that Campese and White approached two board members at a meeting in Woden at 5pm on Monday.
The high-profile pair spoke about Furner’s future with board member David [...]

Brumbies want your thoughts on cap design

By 22 August, 2013

The Brumbies have facebooked a desire to get the wisdom of the hivemind on their members’ caps for season 2014.
What do you think and what would you do differently?

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Furner gets the boot

By 20 August, 2013

The Courier Mail has the surprising news that Raiders’ coach David Furner is not a protected species after all:
A CRISIS Canberra board meeting has ended with David Furner offering his resignation as Raiders head coach.
Furner has been given the chance to resign with dignity after a nine-player revolt indicated they could no longer work [...]

Brumbies 2013 Montage

By 19 August, 2013

2013 was as good a year for the Brumbies as it’s possible to have without actually winning the championship.
Here’s a stunning montage of the year’s highlights.
Brumbies 2013 season mash up highlights montage thingy in full high definition
Check out http://www.rugbyriot.com/
Music: Time- Hans Zimmer (Instrumental Core)
Angels among demons – Instrumental Core

Brumbies the Champions of the World!

By 19 August, 2013

Yahoo reports that the Brumbies have won the World Club Sevens!
Henry Speight scored in the final minute to lift the ACT Brumbies to a 17-14 win over Auckland in the final of the World Club Sevens tournament in London.
Super Rugby wing Speight bagged two tries to lead the Australian side to the inaugural title [...]

Raiders Finished For Another Year

By 18 August, 2013

Raiders V Canterbury
Canberra Raiders the perennial loosers  finished for another session – ah but we are getting used to it.
What with an administration that has sacked or let go of perhaps some of the best footballers currently playing what else can we expect.
Now joining Josh Dugan, Tod Carney it looks like Ferguson is [...]

Raiders lose again. 28 to 16 beaten by Canterbury

By 17 August, 2013

Foxsports has the latest defeat by the men in green:
SAM Perrett scored a hat-trick as the Canterbury Bulldogs dealt a significant blow to the Canberra Raiders’ finals hopes with a 28-16 win in the nation’s capital.
The Bulldogs’ Josh Morris was brilliant at fullback for the injured Ben Barba, scoring the first try of the match [...]

Unfair lane hire increases at public pools

By 17 August, 2013

The ACT government is proposing to allow the management of Civic and Tuggeranong to impose a lane shortfall charge on clubs hiring lanes at Civic and Tuggeranong Pool.
The shortfall applies if clubs have less than 10 swimmers in a 50 m lane of 5 in a 25 m lane. It is an [...]

Women cage fighters

By 16 August, 2013

[ 31 August, 2013; 6:00 pm; ] The Central Western Daily is talking up Orange’s Ginny Connors and her coming Australian championship cage fighting bout against Canberra’s Belinda Sedgwick.

The Storm MMA webpage has some suitably garish posters.

Canberra not bogan enough to appeal the League players?

By 16 August, 2013

The Roar is having a look the the star players Canberra has been unable to hold on to.
To set the record straight, I’m not a Canberran and have never lived there.
I have visited our nation’s capital a number of times and I have no problem with it – in fact I quite like it. [...]

Brumbies’ Matt Toomua named as Australia’s starting fly half to take on the All Blacks

By 15 August, 2013

The Wallabies have just tweeted the backline for Saturday’s game against New Zealand.
Brumbies five eigth Matt Toomua has been rewarded for his great season with the starting 10 jersey.
CONT. BACKS: Genia, Toomua, O'Connor, Leali'ifano, Ashley-Cooper, Folau and Mogg #AUSvNZL #TRC2013
— Qantas Wallabies (@QantasWallabies) August 15, 2013

Hearty congratulations to him.

UPDATE: The SMH report is now up:
New [...]

GWS Giants will eat lunch/name team at Arboretum

By 14 August, 2013

It seems that the Arboretum’s General Manager Jason Brown is an AFL* fan, and as such he’s very excited about an AFL team named the GWS Giants coming and having lunch with him on the 26th of September.
Apparently they will be naming the “team of the century” during lunch.
“It is fantastic news that the Giants [...]

Learn to skateboard this Saturday. for FREE

By 14 August, 2013

[ 17 August, 2013; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]

Learn to skateboard for free this weekend as part of Sportenary and Skateboarding Australia’s ‘StreetWise’ sessions hosted by legit skateboarding coaches. This Saturday at 10am-12pm, Tuggeranong Skatepark, Bartlett Place, Tuggeranong.

Link: http://www.canberra100.com.au/calendar/view/1137/sportenary—streetwise-learn-to-skate/

ED – I will now shameless take this opportunity to embed what might well be the coolest video ever made.

Want to play (or ref) roller derby?

By 13 August, 2013

Varsity Derby League is having another ‘fresh meat’ intake. Women and men (over 18) are welcome to come along and start training with VDL to be either players or referees. No previous skating experience is required, we’ll teach you! The sessions are:
Sunday 18 August, 6 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday 20 August, 7.30 pm – 10 [...]

Canberra Roller Derby League presents Bout 4. 2013. Black ‘n’ Blue Belles Vs Red Bellied Black Hearts

By 13 August, 2013

[ 24 August, 2013; 5:00 pm; ] The Canberra Roller Derby League’s 2013 season continues with the fourth bout on August 24th. Clashing on the track for the first time since the 2012 grand final will be last year’s champions, the Black ‘n’ Blue Belles and the always fierce Red Bellied Black Hearts. Previous bouts have seen these teams alternate in defeating [...]

George Smith takes out his 10th Brett Robinson Award

By 11 August, 2013

The Brumbies have announced the winners from their Presentation Night.
Astonishingly George Smith has taken out the Player’s Player award for the 10th time.
Best Back went to Christian Lealiifano and Ben Mowen was named Best Forward, both richly deserved.

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