Foxsports has the bad news of a Raiders thrashing yesterday afternoon at Canberra Stadium to the Cowboys.
Worse than the loss was the short lived return of Terry Campese and a new injury to Josh Dugan.
UPDATE: “Gordonresidential” sent in the following as a story and is worth thinking about:
- Who manages the Raider’s season strategy?
Who ensures players who return from long term injury are match fit?
What a stuff up. according to the ABC
Canberra’s troubles went from bad to worse when it lost stars Josh Dugan and Terry Campese before relinquishing a 22-point lead to lose 40-24 to North Queensland on Sunday afternoon.
…. impressive start was soured by the loss of Dugan (ankle) and Campese (torn right adductor), the latter just seven minutes into his return to action after nine months on the sidelines with a knee injury…..”.. shows you how much influence [Dugan] has on this team and how much he links everything together,” Canberra skipper Alan Tongue told Grandstand.Tongue said he expected coach David Furner would have a few choice words for his side in the aftermath. “We got ourselves into a position where we’d done enough to win that game of footy and I know Dave will be so furious,” he said.
“We still had a chance right at the death there to hold them out and [it’s] really disappointing.
You don’t say.
“We did everything right that first 20 minutes, we had all the ball. Credit to the Cowboys, they stuck to their game plan. Johnathan Thurston is as crafty as ever and we just let another one slip away.”