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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.

Canberra Raiders Articles

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 […]

Raiders see the funny side of Hodgson’s door-destroying antics

by , 14 Nov 2014

Another video has emerged of England hooker Josh Hodgson’s antics. But the NRL can breath easy – this time Hodgson is only breaking the ice at his new club the Canberra Raiders, not doors. It seems the Raiders can now see the funny side of Hodgson’s now infamous destruction of a Dunedin student’s apartment door, […]

Campese’s NRL return boosts Raiders

by , 10 Nov 2014

Playmaker Terry Campese has been welcomed back to the Canberra fold and is set to be a key player for the Raiders in the 2015 NRL season, according to representative forward Josh Papalii. Campese’s future in the nation’s capital has been the source of much speculation since he was a no-show when the Raiders returned […]

Top 10 NRL off-season moves

by , 16 Oct 2014

Although the premiership party remains in full swing in Redfern, much of the NRL’s attention has swiftly turned to 2015 and beyond. Every club has dipped into the transfer market, some far more than others. Teams such as the Sharks, Titans and Tigers have recruited in decent numbers, reflecting their need to overhaul their rosters […]

Blake Austin a perfect fit for Canberra

by , 15 Oct 2014

Hands up if you thought at the start of 2014 that Blake Austin would be a sought after recruit at season’s end? Anyone with their hand up needs to be called in for questioning, because you’re telling fibs. Austin began the year not only behind Braith Anasta for the five-eighth job at Wests Tigers but […]

Erin Molan, Channel Nine, the Raiders: If this isn’t discrimination, I don’t know what is

Erin Molan, Channel Nine, the Raiders: If this isn’t discrimination, I don’t know what is

by , 1 Oct 2014

Following the Dally M Awards last night, reality is beginning to set in – the 2014 NRL season is coming to a close. We have one more game this weekend to determine who will be crowned premiers for season 2014. To all the Canterbury Bulldogs and South Sydney Rabbitohs fans, enjoy this very special week. […]

Mastermind season review: Canberra Raiders

Mastermind season review: Canberra Raiders

by , 14 Sep 2014

After a disastrous 2013 season which saw Josh Dugan, Blake Ferguson and Sandor Earl all depart the club in controversial circumstances, this year didn’t prove to be any better for the Canberra Raiders. Despite the acquisition of former Test coach Ricky Stuart, who arrived at the club after quitting Parramatta just one season into a […]

Four reasons the Canberra Raiders can’t sign players

Four reasons the Canberra Raiders can’t sign players

by , 13 Sep 2014

As the bottom eight enjoy their additional four weeks of annual leave, they will begin to turn their attention to not being as shocking in 2015. This will include scouting new talent, something the Canberra Raiders have failed miserably at this season. Then take into account the talented Raiders juniors who sign with rival teams, […]

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