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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 club appear to the once again rebuilding upon a foundation of local talent, such as Josh Dugan and Josh McCrone.

2014 was another difficult year for the Raiders, finishing the regular season in 15th place – second last place.

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Canberra Raiders Articles

Raiders need to grow a spine

by , 24 Feb 2015

It’s all about growing a spine for the Canberra Raiders in 2015. Defensively, they need to harden up – conceding more points than any other club except the battered Wests Tigers last NRL season. In attack, they need their new-look “spine” – the fullback, halves, hooker quartet – to gel quickly into a winning combination. […]

Establishing the NRL wooden spoon contenders

Establishing the NRL wooden spoon contenders

by , 6 Feb 2015

With the 2015 NRL season just a matter of weeks away, all 16 teams have their eyes set on Premiership glory. However, there is one prize that every team is desperate to avoid, the dreaded wooden spoon. The betting agencies have spoken and established their favourites to finish last on the ladder. From least likely […]

Raiders stun Warriors in Auckland

by , 1 Feb 2015

Never heard of Jack Ahearn? The Warriors sure wish they hadn’t. The unheralded Ahearn turned the Auckland Nines rugby league tournament on its head on Saturday after his last-gasp try sealed Canberra’s 23-19 win over hot favourites the Warriors, silencing a packed Eden Park. The Warriors face a must-win match against unbeaten surprise packets the […]

Auckland Nines preview part 1: Hunua (yellow) group

Auckland Nines preview part 1: Hunua (yellow) group

by , 28 Jan 2015

The Auckland Nines are back for 2015 and kick off on January 31. The nines are promising to be even better and more exciting than they were last year. As all the squads for each particular group get named, I’ll preview each group right here on The Roar. The teams in the Hunua Group for […]

NRL preview 2015: Canberra Raiders

NRL preview 2015: Canberra Raiders

by , 23 Jan 2015

The Raiders finished 15th in the 2014 NRL season and never looked like they were going to become a fluent football team or improve from what they dished up in the early season under new coach Ricky Stuart. In 2015 they will be sweating on some sort of improvement, but it looks like a long, […]

NRL preview 2015: Cronulla Sharks

NRL preview 2015: Cronulla Sharks

by , 22 Jan 2015

The NRL off-season is slowly drawing to a close, with the NRL Nines just over a week away and the start of the season proper just over another month after that. The draw for the 2015 season has been released, the pre-season fixtures have been confirmed and each team’s roster is nearing completion after all […]

Canberra Raiders’ woes to continue in 2015

Canberra Raiders’ woes to continue in 2015

by , 16 Jan 2015

Ricky Stuart’s Raiders will need a miracle if they are going to challenge for a premiership in 2015. Winning just 33 per cent of games in 2014, the struggling roster has since been gutted, fairing worse than any other in the off season trades. Future superstar Anthony Milford, lightning quick Reece Robinson as well as […]

Croker replaces Campese as Raiders captain

by , 20 Dec 2014

Jarrod Croker has been named as the man to lead the Canberra Raiders into the future, taking over the captaincy from the departing Terry Campese. The 24-year-old centre replaces Campese, who was recently released by the Raiders to take up a deal with Hull KR in the English Super League. Croker made his NRL debut […]

Raiders snare Nuuausala from Roosters

by , 4 Dec 2014

Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has finally landed a major recruitment target with the capture of Frank-Paul Nuuausala from the Sydney Roosters. The 27-year-old New Zealand Test prop has been granted an early release from the final year of his NRL contract with the Roosters to join the Raiders on a three-year deal. It represents a […]

Canberra shines, but only in solo events

Canberra shines, but only in solo events

by , 21 Nov 2014

Manuka Oval did a tremendous job in staging the latest ODI between Australia and South Africa and rightly was complemented across the media. However, the success of the event in the city should not mean that Canberra is entitled to more international events. Canberra is a town that loves to revel in how good everything […]

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