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Top seven things to do in Canberra this long weekend (22-25 April)

cirque africa

Fancy a circus with a difference, some chamber music, or perhaps a trip to GIO Stadium to watch the big boys of league and union? Your options are many and varied but here we offer our selection of things to do around Canberra this long weekend.
Cirque Africa
Where | Exhibition Park, Corner Northbourne Ave and Flemington Road, [...]

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 19th and 20th July 2014

By 21 July 2014

Rugby Union
The ACT Brumbies booked their place in next weekend’s Super Rugby semi-finals with a thrilling 32-30 victory over the Waikato Chiefs at GIO Stadium on Saturday night.
The Brumbies were at their attacking best as they ran in four tries to condemn the Chiefs to their first play-off loss in three seasons. The victory sets [...]

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. [...]

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 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 Lime getting into our water supply


Holden Caulfield has sent us these rather disturbing images:
Raiders premiership!
Why didn’t someone tell me the Raiders won the premiership this year? At least that was the first thought that entered my mind when I saw this lime green water at the National Gallery yesterday afternoon.

If the Brumbies can do it why not the Raiders?

By 31 December 2012

Why bother with this football nonsense?
Clearly the best business is to get land at a concessional rate for training purposes and then flog it off for apartments.
The ABC reports the Raiders are getting in on the game.
The Braddon Club has been operating on its current site since the 1980s and has been part of the [...]

Raidercast: Canberra Raiders Round 2 Preview and Review Podcast

By 17 March 2011

Raidercast: Round 2 Preview n Review
Click here to download “Raidercast: Round 2 Preview n Review”
In this episode of Raidercast we review the Canberra Raiders V Cronulla Sharks round 1 match from last weekend and we also have an in depth preview of the Canberra Raiders’ clash this Friday’s against the Brisbane Broncos. Join Rick for [...]

Raidercast: “The Start of Something Big” – S11 E01 10032011

By 11 March 2011

There is only one sleep to go until the start of the season, and to kick things off here at, I have released the first full Raidercast episode of the year.
Download podcast: Raidercast – “The Start of Something Big”
In The Start of Something Big I (Rick) discuss the Matt Orford signing and if it [...]

Raidercast – Trial 1 2011 Preview – Canberra Raiders V Melbourne Storm

By 19 February 2011

In a special edition of Raidercast from, I preview the upcoming trial game this arvo between the Canberra Raiders and Melbourne Storm. Get all the latest team and injury news from Raidercast ahead of the Raiders first game of the year.
You can download Raidercast in mp3 format from the Canberra Raiders Forums or [...]

Raidercast – “Pilot” – The Canberra Raiders’ Podcast from

By 2 December 2010

Raidercast’s first show (pilot) has now been fully released and is available for download from Mediafire here.
Raidercast is the Canberra Raiders’ podcast produced by the team at
In our pilot we talk a little bit about the 2010 season, Terry Campese’s injury, possible replacements for Campo, 4 nations, club news and more.
We would love [...]

Raiders flack cries to journalism student on how unfair it is.

By 17 November 2010

I don’t like kicking journalism students (they tend to blub), and if I never have to write another word about Joel Monaghan that would be just fine.
But there’s a curious post-script to the matter on the UC School of Journalism’s online presence NowUC.
The lengthy piece by James Fennessy is intriguing on a couple of levels. [...] – New Unofficial Canberra Raiders Website and Podcast

By 4 November 2010

Hello all
Just letting you know about the new unofficial Canberra Raiders website,
We have just released our first podcast – Raidercast – which can be downloaded from our forums ( in which we discuss the end of the 2010 NRL season, Terry Campese’s injury and possible replacements, 4 nations news, club news and [...]

Record Raiders crowd for Friday night

By 14 September 2010

The ABC informs us that there are just a few standing room seats left after non-member tickets went on sale this morning for the Raiders final against the Tigers on Friday night.
The anticipated crowd of just over 26,500, exceeds Big Mal Meninga’s farewell 25,253 in 1994.
Due to a lack of additional seat building however it’s [...]

Raiders get over the doggies

By 15 August 2010

Foxsports has the news on our brave lads in green getting one over the thuggish Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium 28-14.
Canberra coach David Furner said his young players were growing in confidence at the right time ahead of another big test when they host ladder leaders St George Illawarra next Sunday.
“I like the character [...]

Raiders hang in the race taking down Penrith 30-26

By 11 August 2010

[First filed: Aug 10, 2010 @ 9:12]

Foxsports have the news on the Raiders’ gripping win over the second placed Penrith Panthers at home in Canberra last night.
The Raiders scored five tries to the Panthers’ four at Canberra Stadium, leaving the visitors scoreless in the second half.
Marshalled brilliantly by five-eighth Terry Campese in the final [...]

Raiders flogged by the Storm

By 1 August 2010 reports on the end of the Raiders’ winning streak going down 36-12 in Melbourne to the disgraced cheats of the Melbourne Storm.
Melbourne put a major dent in Canberra’s NRL finals ambitions with an emphatic 36-12 win at AAMI Park on Sunday to end their recent run of wins.
The Storm continued the Raiders’ misery [...]

Raiders fans set the abuse bar high

By 2 June 2010

The Australian informs us that following the example set by Canberra Raiders’ fans three weeks ago extra measures are being prepared to protect the dirty cheating Melbourne Storm players from other fans.
PARRAMATTA’s Paul Osborne yesterday offered increased security for Melbourne Storm on Friday night as the teams prepare for a grand final rematch.
At Canberra on [...]

Brumbies flutter their eyelashes at Josh Dugan

By 27 May 2010

The Canberra Times informs us that the much discussed Raiders’ fullback, Josh Dugan, would be very welcome at the Brumbies if he really does want out from his team, but doesn’t want to leave town.
Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan confirmed yesterday his coaching staff and playing group had discussed Dugan’s freakish ability with a [...]

Raiders blow away Knights 30-14

By 1 September 2009

ABC Grandstand reports on the results of the Canberra Raiders’ final home game of the season, a fine 30-14 win against the Newcastle Knights.
The Raiders scored their opening try in only the second set of the game, with Daniel Vidot touching down in the corner despite the attention of three Newcastle defenders. Phil Graham scored [...]

WIN TV… loves Wollongong… not really Canberra

By 21 August 2009

So tonight we hear the news that WIN TV is going to broadcast the Wollongong Dragons V Brisbane Broncos live across their network in NSW and Queensland tomorrow night (Friday 21 August). This is despite Channel Nine broadcasting the Wests Tigers V Parramatta Eels in Sydney, and the normal practice would be… what is [...]

Bronx bombed as Raiders get tough

By 17 October 2008

The Age reports that Raiders’ management have shown Bronx Goodwin the door.
Having enjoyed the fruits of sacking Todd Carney what did they have to lose?

Raiders come down to earth against wily Cronulla

By 14 September 2008

The SMH has the news of the Canberra Raiders 36-10 thrashing by Cronulla.
I had thought broadcasting the team’s whiteboard on WIN News Friday night was a bit silly.
UPDATE: And apparently with the Kiwis getting over the Storm that’s the end of the season. If you get any Mad Monday pictures be sure to send them [...]

Raiders lose Tom Learoyd-Lahrs for the season

By 20 August 2008

The ABC informs us that the judiciary has rubbed out the Canberra Raiders forward Tom Learoyd-Lahrs for seven matches.
How badly will he be missed?

Support the Raiders. Pleeeease…

By 13 August 2008

Raiders captain, Alan Tongue, has written a passionate plea to fans calling on them to show their support for the Raiders. Apparently only 6500 of them fronted up for the recent record breaking win against the Panthers last week and there has been talk that some people have even handed in their season tickets, [...]

Who needs a urinator? Raiders murder Panthers 74-12

By 10 August 2008

The ABC reports that the Canberra Raiders have responded to the sacking of Todd Carney by running rampant over the Penrith Panthers 74-12.
Four tries and 36 points to Terry Campese led the way.
So what was your favourite moment?
UPDATE 1: The Daily Telegraph’s Paul Kent writes glowingly about the style of game the Raiders are playing [...]

Todd Carney’s open letter

By 3 August 2008

Todd Carney has chosen to speak directly to you. This is the original of his open letter.
The text reads:
“The purpose of this letter is to clarify some things to fans of the Canberra Raiders, Rugby League fans and the public in general.
I feel I need to tell my side of the story regarding [...]

Raiders blink in the face of Carney demands

By 1 August 2008

The ABC reports that Todd Carney has lobbed a counter-offer in to the Raider’s ultimatum and they’ve capitulated on their deadline.
‘”Todd’s manager David Riolo has sent through a response in regards to the clubs proposal, and out of good faith the board has agreed to look at this response before a final decision is made [...]

Raiders lay down ultimatum to Carney

By 27 July 2008

The Canberra Raiders Board has laid down an ultimatum to Todd Carney. Sit out the rest of the NRL season and get counselling, or risk losing his contract with the Raiders. If Carney should lose his contract, he will then be de-registered from the NRL, meaning the only place he will be able to play [...]

Carney-less Raiders smash Titans

By 26 July 2008

Taking a moment from the most exciting Beldisloe Cup game of the last few years…
I note that the Raiders, minus The Urinator and the Bronx Bomber, have still come home 46-4 over the Titans according to the Herald Sun.
UPDATED: Growling Ferret has noted that the crowds stayed away in droves.

All Carney, all the time

By 25 July 2008

Todd Carney is the gift that keeps on giving.
Today the Canberra Times has some great quotes by All Bar Nun bouncer Ben Casey:
”The rest of the players aren’t the problem it’s Todd Carney,” he said. ”He’s ruining the reputation of the team and he has been doing it for years. It’s just one little piss-head [...]

Lying for Todd Carney?

By 24 July 2008

Todd Carney is already entering the language. Just a few minutes ago I went to the smallest room in the house to have a Carney.
The Herald Sun is now reporting that his former partner in crime, Steve Irwin, (the League player not the stingray annoyer) is dropping a bucket on last year’s events.
Irwin said Raiders [...]

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