BY BEN This week there’s no Rob, and barring a last minute injury there won’t be any Raiders either. Having said that the football gods do have a sense of humour, and although Ricky tried to get Papali overlooked for rep duties by playing him out of position as a mediocre prop, that has just … More Rep Rumble: Australia vs New Zealand
BY DAN Two in a row. Five tries in a half against the defending premiers. Another (!) victory on the road. But is it time to get excited by the Raiders? It may do us a service to remember the first half. It was 16-4 at half time. The Raiders first try at this point seemed … More The Review: The First Blooms?
Do you like to hit or be hit? It was a serious question. What kind of idiot decides to take up a new sport at 32? One they’ve never played before. One that can result in serious bodily damage. One that’s (relatively) expensive to play, that requires intricate understanding of foot movement, of body positioning, … More Adventures in American Football: Week 1
BY ROB A third of the way through the season finds two teams playing a game in a place where footy isn’t generally played a whole lot on a top tier professional level: Cairns. The Rabbitohs are hosting this one, and it could well prove to be as challenging as the away game against the … More Raiders Rumble: Raiders and Rabbitohs Round 8 Preview
BY DAN When Jordan Rapana crossed in the right corner to cement the Raiders biggest ever comeback, Andrew Voss remarked “the day started as a nightmare; it may end up as a dream.” But in reality, the Raiders display against the Tigers continued to display their depressing limitations. Even in victory, there was nothing to … More Raiders Review: The Nightmare and Reality.
BY ROB Two arch enemies go toe to toe this weekend as the Raiders travel to Leichardt to face the Wests Tigers. Ever since 1989 (best vintage ever!) these two sides have conducted a seesaw style battle for bragging rights. The Tigers have put bruising wins on the Raiders in Canberra, including that semi-final of … More Raiders Rumble! – Raiders vs Tigers Rd7 preview
Sports consumption in Australia is undergoing a transformation. ‘Streaming’ of sport through the internet and other non-traditional platforms are becoming more prevalent, changing the way we enjoy sport. However, Australia is markedly behind other nations in producing online content for its major sports. Why is this so and what are the potential consequences? Why we … More Event Horizon: Australian Sport and the Digital Age
BY DAN It seems fashionable in the aftermath of the Raiders 14-10 loss to Melbourne to praise the Raiders for only losing by four. Ricky Stuart believes the game shows the Raiders are heading in the right direction. Ricky Stuart says he has strong belief that the Raiders are heading in the right direction despite … More Raiders Review: A Long Way To Go
BY BEN Game of Thrones starts up again this week. My favourite is Arya Stark. We both have a thing about holding grudges. Arya is a bit more hard-core than me but. She has this “list” she recites every night of those who have wronged her and who she is going to kill when the … More Earning Redemption
BY DAN Today it was announced that former Australian Cricket Captain, Richie Benaud had passed away after a long illness. There is nothing we can say that won’t be covered by other, better writers. For the better part of his 84 years of life he towered above Australian cricket, a mentor to all that would … More Vale Richie Benaud: 1930-2015