The Telegraph is warning that Raiders Legend Ricky Stuart is a big chance to return to Canberra next year as coach.
(That’s right Dave, you have the board’s full support)
Let me get out of the way that Stuart as a player was magnificent, inspirational even. It’s hard to imagine the premiership Raiders sides of yesteryear winning the games they won without him. (who can forget the endless inquisitions of his groin).
But he also made an unfavourable impact on the Canberra nightlife of his era. Amongst Gen-X Canberra males you’re hard pressed to find one who hasn’t at least heard a story about Ricky being an arse and getting smashed at 3am somewhere in Civic.
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On the other hand we’ve all mellowed since then, so maybe so has he?
While we’re not entirely convinced by Ricky’s coaching record at NSW he’d be hard pressed to do worse than current Raiders management.