The Herald Sun has the miserable news of continued failure from the men in green:
What was perfectly clear is that the Raiders could have done with Ferguson on the field against Manly.
Dunemann might think they can do without him, but be assured they can’t. Not if they want to make the finals.
You talk about Canberra missing Ferguson and Terry Campese, Manly were also without Brett Stewart and Brent Kite and the Raiders should consider themselves lucky the Sea Eagles took their foot off the throat after storming to a 24-0 lead in just 30 minutes.
The final score ended up respectable at 36-22, but it’s hard to believe Canberra’s best strike weapon was fit to play but didn’t in a game that could define their year.