You know your team is going bad when they get flogged by the Rabbitohs. But to be fair to the Raiders, they have had a horror run of injuries of late. Details of the 29-16 defeat on Saturday night are available at ABC Online. This defeat ensures the Raiders wonâ€™t make the finals this year.
Canberra went to half time leading 12-0. However the Rabbitohs had a secret weapon – Australia’s favourite Kiwi – Russel Crowe. Rumour has it that Crowe gave his beloved Rabbits a motivational speech at half time. One can only wonder what was said, but ‘I’ll give youse one after the game’ and ‘I love ewes’ were surely part of the repertoire.
Back to the football, Jason Smith tried his best despite nursing a broken hand – leaving most of the kicking to Todd Carney (who showed his inexperience). Jason Smith used his strength to score the first try of the match.
The Raiders’ injury toll continues. David Howell and Josh Miller suffered injuries during the game. With so many players missing due to injury, Matthew Elliott may be forced to breach the salary cap this week by bringing more players into the 1st grade side from premier league.