BY DAN When Ricky Stuart returned to the Raiders he said it would take time to fix our team. His exact words in August last year were: “The last three jobs I had were about rebuilding the roster, and I realise the hard work comes before the reward. I have no doubt in the world … More Time and Patience?
BY DAN On the Allianz sandpit, the Raiders had their worst performance of the season, losing 34-6 to the Roosters on Sunday afternoon. The game started well enough. The Raiders ended their first set on the Roosters 30 metre line and prepared for an attacking kick. Unfortunately for the Raiders, Josh Hodgson decided that in the … More Raiders Review: The Raiders Are In A Bad Way
BY DAN If you have a strong opinion about whose going to win the Cricket World Cup Final Sunday, I am suspicious of you. Australia and New Zealand are two teams in excellent form, with exceptional players and are equally capable of being World Champions come Sunday night. To pretend otherwise is silly. New Zealand … More The Final
BY ROB Nearly a week after an epic fail of a game against the Dragons the Raiders find themselves in the path of the Sydney City Roosters. At this point people would usually be making cracks about enjoying a bucket of fried chicken come Sunday arvo, but it’s beginning to look as though the Raiders … More Raiders Rumble! – Roosters vs Raiders Rd4 preview
BY HERMAN New Zealand booked themselves a place in the final in the most dramatic way imaginable. It was by far the best game of the World Cup so far. After six long (sometimes slow) weeks, the world cup delivered an instant classic when it mattered. Both sides had their chances, both sides made a … More Semi final two: Australia vs India.
BY ROB Ricky Stuart wants the Canberra Raiders to succeed. He wants it bad. You can see it in his face at the press conference after every match. After a win there is measured praise along with (usually) constructive criticism of the performance. Heck, even after a loss there is sometimes praise (Warriors, round 2). … More Dear Ricky, Why Do You Hate Me?
BY DAN These are the tough losses. The Raiders dominated the first 20 minutes of the game. They found metres and holes at will. When Austin crossed for what should have been his second, and the Raiders’ fourth try, we here at the Sportress started to get a little excited. Austin was breaking the line … More Raiders Review: These are the tough ones
BY DAN If you’d ever been under the misapprehension that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was an organisation that had any clue about cricket, today’s decision to fine Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson 50 and 15 per cent of their match fees respectively must have put that to rest. Last night we saw a brilliant, aggressive, … More About Last Night: Watto and Wahab
Whatever happened to rugby league stadiums with proper names? Teams used to play at great venues like Lang Park or Kogarah Oval or the fortress that was Bruce Stadium. Now it’s just an unrecognizable list of insurance companies. Is there some ground breaking research out there that has clearly identified rugby league fans as the … More The Sportress Quiz II: Rugby League Stadiums
BY ROB One of Rugby League’s most lopsided rivalries reignites this weekend when the Dragons travel to Canberra to take on the Raiders. Despite finally breaking the long-time hoodoo last year at the same venue, the Dragons will be starting from scratch after an average start to the year. They were mauled by a … More Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Dragons Rd3 preview