Canberra Raiders

Canberra Raiders1982 signalled the arrival of the Canberra Raiders who were responsible for unearthing some of Australian Rugby League’s greatest ever players. With a team containing Mal Meninga, Laurie Daley, Bradley Clyde and the Walter brothers, the Raiders achieved back to back Premierships in 1989 and 1990, before succumbing to the Panthers in 1991. Since then, times have been difficult for the Raiders with injuries and player exodus often plaguing the club’s Premiership aspirations, but the Raiders appear to be once again rebuilding upon a foundation of local talent such as Jarrod Croker and young players like Blake Austin.

2015 was a disappointing year for the Raiders, finishing in 10th place and missing the finals.

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Canberra Raiders Articles

Highlights: Sezer hurt in Raiders’ win over Manly

Highlights: Sezer hurt in Raiders’ win over Manly

by , 27 Aug 2016 Video

Joey Leilua and Jordan Rapana have kept Canberra in the hunt for a top-two NRL finals spot by leading a Blake Austin-less Raiders to a 44-30 win over Manly.

Manly Sea Eagles vs Canberra Raiders highlights: Raiders by 14

Manly Sea Eagles vs Canberra Raiders highlights: Raiders by 14

by , 27 Aug 2016 Video

Match result: The Canberra Raiders took a 14-point win over the Manly Sea Eagles in a high-scoring affair on Saturday afternoon.

Blake Austin could miss the rest of the season

by , 25 Aug 2016

Canberra Raiders playmaker Blake Austin could miss the rest of the NRL season with a hand injury.

Laurie Daley backs Canberra Raiders to break premiership drought

Laurie Daley backs Canberra Raiders to break premiership drought

by , 24 Aug 2016

For Laurie Daley, it’s starting to feel like 1989 all over again and he can feel a shock Canberra premiership coming on. With two rounds left, the Raiders, lightly fancied at season kickoff, have emerged as a genuine title threat and Daley can’t help but be reminded of 27 years ago when he helped guide […]

Culture Club: How the Canberra Raiders got it right

Culture Club: How the Canberra Raiders got it right

by , 22 Aug 2016

Culture is such a hollow, overused term in rugby league these days. Listening to a coach trying to explain team culture is like overhearing a colleague drop the word ‘synergy’ in a business meeting.

Raiders’ Lee teared up in Sticky situation

by , 22 Aug 2016

Canberra’s four-try hero Brenko Lee admits he cried when telling coach Ricky Stuart earlier this month that he would be taking up a contract with Canterbury next season.

Highlights: Raiders come from behind to beat Eels

Highlights: Raiders come from behind to beat Eels

by , 21 Aug 2016

The Canberra Raiders have booked their spot in the top four and recorded their eighth straight victory, defeating the Parramatta Eels at GIO Stadium in a ten point come from behind victory.

Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels highlights: Raiders by 10

Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels highlights: Raiders by 10

by , 21 Aug 2016

Match result: The Canberra Raiders came from behind to record a ten-point win over the Parramatta Eels on Sunday.

Ricky Stuart can’t coach? How wrong can a hater be?

Ricky Stuart can’t coach? How wrong can a hater be?

by , 19 Aug 2016

Okay, hands up. Who of you has ever been of the conviction that Ricky Stuart can’t coach?

The Raiders premiership favourites? Not if Ricky can help it

The Raiders premiership favourites? Not if Ricky can help it

by , 18 Aug 2016

You’d think given the Raiders’ recent strong results, that their players, administrators and coaching staff might be positive about the future. Upbeat even.


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