Canberra Raiders

Canberra RaidersThe Canberra Raiders were admitted to the competition in 1982 as the first side not be to based in New South Wales. Tremendous success early in their first decade saw them claim three premierships in a six-season stretch, but although they’ve made regular appearances in the finals since, meaningful success has been harder to come by.

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The Raiders suffered growing pains in 2017 after an astonishing 2016 season. Six wins from their first 16 games put them well behind the eight-ball and, although they were able to get back in the race with four wins from their next five, they ultimately fell short of a finals spot, finishing 10th.

Senior coach: Ricky Stuart
Captain: Jarrod Croker
2017 finish: 10th
Premierships: 1989, 1990, 1994

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2018 Team List
Brad Abbey, Blake Austin, Kurt Baptiste, Luke Bateman, Shannon Boyd, Nick Cotric, Jarrod Croker, Craig Garvey, Charlie Gubb, Siliva Havili, Josh Hodgson, Royce Hunt, Liam Knight, Joseph Leilua, Dunamis Lui, Makahesi Makatoa, Jack Murchie, Michael Oldfield, Josh Papalii, Junior Paulo, Jordan Rapana, Aidan Sezer, Iosia Soliola, Joseph Tapine, Elliott Whitehead, Jack Wighton, Sam Williams

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Last updated: 13 February, 2018

Canberra Raiders Articles

And the NRL’s 2018 top eight will be…

And the NRL’s 2018 top eight will be…

by , 16 Feb 2018

And so! Fresh from last week’s nothing-short-of-triumphant column, here we are again.

Todd Carney should get one more go

Todd Carney should get one more go

by , 16 Feb 2018

As a hardcore Canberra Raiders supporter, these are words I never thought I’d type: give Todd Carney another go.

Feeling the heat: Four NRL coaches in the line of fire

Feeling the heat: Four NRL coaches in the line of fire

by , 12 Feb 2018

The waiting is the hardest part. Like many of you, I find this time of year particularly challenging.

Pre-season preview: Can Ricky get the Green Machine going again?

Pre-season preview: Can Ricky get the Green Machine going again?

by , 11 Feb 2018

Ricky Stuart’s Raiders were one of the hottest prospects in the NRL going into 2017.

Ex-Raiders player Kato Ottio dies suddenly

by , 9 Jan 2018

Former Canberra Raiders player Kato Ottio has died from a “sudden health issue” just days before flying out for a chance to make his first-grade rugby league debut in England’s Super League.

Where will your side finish in 2018? (Part 1)

Where will your side finish in 2018? (Part 1)

by , 2 Jan 2018

2017 has passed and the 2018 NRL Season is now within sight. If you have not noticed by now, every year two things are almost always guaranteed.

Will the Green Machine show up in 2018?

Will the Green Machine show up in 2018?

by , 31 Dec 2017

The Canberra Raiders are the result of rugby league expansionist ideals. Formed in 1982, they pushed the boundaries for the NSWRL outside of Sydney for the first time.

Here’s why the Canberra Raiders will compete for the spoon next season

Here’s why the Canberra Raiders will compete for the spoon next season

by , 25 Dec 2017

Look away Raiders fans.

WATCH: Canberra Raiders newest recruit rips through Sydney GPS Schools

WATCH: Canberra Raiders newest recruit rips through Sydney GPS Schools

by , 13 Oct 2017 Video

Yet another rising rugby star has been lost to league, with utility backrower Charlie Rorke signing a two-year rookie contract with the Canberra Raiders.

Canberra Raiders 2017 season review

Canberra Raiders 2017 season review

by , 10 Oct 2017

The Raiders entered 2017 as one of the popular picks to win the premiership after a brilliant 2016 season.


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