Canberra Raiders

Last updated: 2 December, 2016

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 however in 2016 the Raiders proved to be the surprise packet of the NRL.

Under the guidance of Ricky Stuart, the Raiders finished second in the regular season and advanced as far as the semi-finals where they lost 14-12 to the Melbourne Storm.

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Canberra Raiders Articles

Fit Raiders halves ready to fire in 2017

Fit Raiders halves ready to fire in 2017

by , 23 Feb 2017

With a full pre-season under their belts, Raiders halves pairing Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer are ready to make their mark on the NRL in 2017.

There is a pulse! Time to return league to its heartland

There is a pulse! Time to return league to its heartland

by , 20 Feb 2017

On Saturday night, the Canberra Raiders hosted the Newcastle Knights at their traditional homeland, Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan.

Hodgson named stand-in Raiders captain

by , 18 Feb 2017

When Josh Hodgson made the decision to leave England for the Australian capital, he never considered he would be leading the side onto the field.

Raiders name Dave Taylor for NRL trial

Raiders name Dave Taylor for NRL trial

by , 15 Feb 2017

Dave Taylor will get his biggest chance yet to prove he is worthy of another NRL shot after being named in a near full-strength squad for Canberra’s trial against Newcastle.

Party like it’s 1991, Panthers and Raiders to resume finals rivalry

Party like it’s 1991, Panthers and Raiders to resume finals rivalry

by , 12 Feb 2017

The Canberra Raiders and Penrith Panthers have arguably nowhere to go but up in 2017 after they both fell out of the race before the big show in 2016.

Croker’s knee prognosis not looking good

Croker’s knee prognosis not looking good

by , 12 Feb 2017

Canberra skipper Jarrod Croker is set to miss the first three weeks of the NRL season after suffering a knee injury in the All Stars match.

Dave ‘Coal Train’ Taylor back on track says Raiders

by , 9 Feb 2017

Canberra playmaker Aidan Sezer has leapt to the defence of potential teammate Dave Taylor, labelling him misunderstood and rumours of his lazy attitude a myth.

Last year was not a fluke: The Raiders will win the comp

Last year was not a fluke: The Raiders will win the comp

by , 8 Feb 2017

I started trying to talk myself into tipping Canberra to win the premiership, thinking it might at least take a while – but it didn’t take long at all.

Junior Paulo suspended by Raiders after common assault conviction

Junior Paulo suspended by Raiders after common assault conviction

by , 7 Feb 2017

Canberra forward Junior Paulo will miss the club’s opening-round fixture with North Queensland after he was convicted of common assault and reckless driving last year.

Rise and shine: Who are 2017’s big improvers?

Rise and shine: Who are 2017’s big improvers?

by , 6 Feb 2017

Which teams are poised to step it up this season, and improve on their performance from 2016? With only a month to go until the start of the NRL season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at four sides primed to make big strides in 2017.


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