BY ROB The Raiders good fortune in 2016 came to an end last Saturday when the Titans stole a late lead to win the two competition points. The Raiders once again had a decent lead, which, just like the Knights game, they squandered in the final quarter of play. Frank Paul Nuasala’s brain fart penalty … More Raiders Rumble 2016 – Raiders vs Bulldogs Rd5 Preview
BY JEFFERIS Finally the 2016 AFL seasons has started and as always the start of the season asks us series of questions of the coming season. Will Hawthorn win their 4th straight premiership and elevate them to one of the greatest teams of AFL history? Will Carlton put their 2015 misery behind them? Will Essendon … More AFL Round One Game of the Round: See you at the pub
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 24-20 loss to the Gold Coast Titans was their second consecutive disappointing result. The Raiders looked like a Proper Rugby League Team for close to 65 minutes. But when the game became tight, the Raiders lacked the ability to put the game away, and the Raiders’ fan had to suffer … More Raiders Review: The Stomach Punch
BY ROB Round 4 at Bruce Stadium sees the 2nd placed Raiders take on the 6th placed Titans. Even the most optimistic fan would probably not have called these two sides being so high up the ladder, but these are early days and both teams have much to prove. The Raiders left the Hunter Valley … More Raiders Rumble 2016 – Raiders vs Titans Rd4 Preview
BY ROB The Formula 1 Season got off to a terrible start on Saturday in Melbourne, with the majority of Q3 players putting in a bank lap (a time that registers their participation in the session) and then simply returning their cars to garage in the knowledge that the two Mercedes cars would be unbeatable. … More Qualify This: Top Teams Flip FOM the Bird
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 24-24 all draw against the Knights tells a complicated tale about the present and future of the men from the capital. The effort and resilience the side displayed was commendable, and again the Raiders showed some impressive play with the ball. But the halves were frazzled, and without the ball … More Raiders Review: Cracks Emerge?
BY ROB Round 3 finds the Raiders undertaking their first raiding party of the year as they travel up to Newcastle to lay siege to the embattled Knights. The Raiders defied the odds and football gods last week, stealing victory from the Roosters and making their record 2 of 2 at home no less! … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders vs Knights Rd3 Preview
BY DAN Just how the Canberra Raiders managed to beat the Roosters 21-20 requires a bit of explanation. At face value, it is inexplicable. The Raiders made over 300 less metres than their opponents. They made nearly 10 sets worth of tackles more than the Roosters. They made seven more errors. They even had a player … More Raiders Review: Explaining the Inexplicable
BY ROB The Raiders opened their 2016 account with a high interest win, losing gun halves Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer until at least round 6. The Roosters have had an even worse start, being comprehensively thumped by arch rivals Souths while missing at least three big names in Pearce, Hargreaves and Cordner. The Raiders … More Raiders Rumble – Raiders vs Roosters Rd2 Preview
BY DAN In defeating the Penrith Panthers 30-22 at GIO Stadium on Saturday, the Canberra Raiders begun the process of exorcising the demons that haunted them last season. The process may have been delayed by untimely injuries in the halves, and its not clear if they can seriously threaten for a finals position, but the … More Raiders Review: As advertised?