If one gets talking to Canberra men of their late 30s and early 40s it is truly astonishing the number who will relate a tale of seeing former Raiders great Ricky Stuart being punched in the head out in Civic for being a total cock.
I myself once spent a few hours on the door of the late Private Bin for an ANU Economics Ball and felt the full cock effect from Ricky who wanted to come in without paying. On that occasion no-one punched him, but the attraction to the concept has dwelt with me ever since.
And so it’s with mixed feelings I watch the latest Foxsports effort of Ricky Stuart to show sympathy for the Raiders coach David Furner.
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Because the only thing Raiders related you’ll hear more than “I saw Ricky Stuart getting punched in the head” is “Furner’s out for Stuart if they don’t win a lot of games before round eight”.