16 June 2013

Raiders rumble over the Panthers 24 to 12

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Foxsports has the happy news of another Raiders home win, this time over the Penrith Panthers:

Canberra fullback Reece Robinson starred in his side’s 24-12 NRL win over Penrith on Saturday, while his twin brother Travis had a night to forget.

Reece earned man-of-the-match with a try and several desperate runs out of his in-goal, while Travis was taken off by Penrith coach Ivan Cleary midway through the first half after two bombs to his wing led to the Raiders’ opening two tries.

“He (Travis) was a bit unlucky out there, a few bad little things,” Reece said.

“He’s just got to be a bit more confident I think.”

The dominant display in front of a crowd of 9,176 was the Raiders’ 10th straight win at Canberra Stadium.


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I took the 4 yr old son to the footy on Saturday night and he had a great time (we are manly supporters) but will cheer for the raiders being resident here).

The lad had a card, being a junior league player, but I thought the $38 charge for me was a bit steep. We took or own food and drink because all they serve up there is overpriced crap. Maybe they would see better crowds if they dropped the price by $10 and get another 5 000 through the gates.

It seems that most Canberrans only support one football team at a time. The Raiders crowds will increase once the Super 15 wraps up.

I thought it was a pretty lackluster second half by the Raiders. I reckon they could have put at least another 12-18 points on them. Considering the only thing separating them from 5th spot is points differential, I would have thought improving their for and against would be a priority.

grunge_hippy3:47 pm 16 Jun 13

why go to the game when you can watch it on fox. We don’t have fox, so we go to the game but it was freezing cold, there is nothing for the kids to do on the eastern side (had to go all the way around for a lame colouring competition) and the food prices are ridiculous, limited in choice and poor quality.

That’s why.

I’m sure it will pick up towards the end of the season, especially if we keep winning.

gungsuperstar2:34 pm 16 Jun 13

The team gets better, the crowds get worse.

Under 10k is a terrible indictment on their fans, but moreso on the stadium. Something is clearly wrong here – it’s just a shame that the NRL don’t give enough of a shit about Canberra to even look into it.

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