Watch: Raiders Hype!

BY ROB AND DAN It’s late November and for most normal Australians minds are turning to the cricket, and to Christmas.  But here at the Sportress we are not normal. Yeah we’re thinking about 2019. And we’re thinking about 2018. But also 1994. And a bit of 1997. 1989 gets a run, mostly as something … More Watch: Raiders Hype!

Size and Substance

BY DAN Much has been made of the reshaping of the Canberra Raiders previously monster pack this offseason. The Raiders have put a finger to the wind, and decided to get smaller. At the same, they’ve extended the stay of enormous rookie prop Emre Guler. Are these two things compatible?  The decision to let two … More Size and Substance

We need you to fix the Ridiculous Rumour Mill

BY DAN About a month ago, we wrote a piece on the seemingly annual tradition of players using the Raiders to leverage better contract situations elsewhere. You know the drill. Player A is looking for more money, so their agent will let it be known that the Raiders are interested. Sometimes Canberra are, sometimes they … More We need you to fix the Ridiculous Rumour Mill

Quick Hit: How Important Is Rapana’s Injury?

BY DAN Canberra Raiders fans got the worst news this week when the club reported that star winger Jordan Rapana would be sidelined by shoulder surgery until round 11 of the 2019 season. It’s the second year the Green Machine’s premiership hopes had been tempered by injuries in the international ‘season’, and compounds the similar … More Quick Hit: How Important Is Rapana’s Injury?

Fingers Crossed

BY DAN England plays New Zealand in the final test of the year Monday morning Australian time. If you’re anything like me you’re not sad the season is ending. That’s not because I don’t like international rugby league. To the contrary, there’s something magical about test match footy, particularly those tests played on the weird … More Fingers Crossed