BY DAN Cameron Smith is to break ground next season as the National Rugby League’s first official ‘Player/Referee’. The NRL is excited to be the first sporting competition in the world to break this barrier, the first player to be drawing a double paycheck in the game since Wally Lewis was captain and coach of … More Cameron Smith to break ground as NRL’s first Player/Ref
Paul Kent believes the Eels signing of Jarryd Hayne “stinks”. Does he have a point or is this another blow in a long running rift between him and Hayne? … More Hayne to Parramatta: What is Paul Kent’s problem?
BY DAN Josh Hodgson is going to be out at least the first 16 rounds of season 2018. This is a problem for the Raiders. Their only elite level ball-player, Hodgson was a key contributor to the Raiders recent run of success. Without him the Raiders will have to find a new way to be … More Plan B: An Old School Approach
BY DAN Raiders fans found out Sunday night Josh Hodgson is apparently out for 9 months with a torn ACL. Below is a one fan trying to deal with this. Denial I didn’t see Raiders superstar Josh Hodsgon hurt his knee. When I turned on the England and Tonga match on Saturday afternoon I’d just … More Josh Hodgson and the Five Stages of Grief
BY DAN Josh Hodgson signed a new deal this week to stay with the Raiders until the end of 2022. This is unquestionably good news. With all the rumour and innuendo surrounding the Raiders’ roster this off-season it’s good to see some stability being inserted into the side. But apart from keeping the number 2 … More What Josh Hodgson’s Extension Means
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders are over the cap and have to move BJ Leilua. It was a refrain heard around the Rugby League community. Last weekend it was reported by many, including the Canberra Times, as effectively a done deal. Driven out by the salary cap, Leilua would be another sacrifice the Raiders had … More Does Ricky Even Want BJ?
Is the signing of Cooper Cronk a mistake or masterstroke? We take you through both sides of the argument. … More Signing Cooper Cronk – The Cases for and against
Shocking news came out of Denmark this week as to whether Rugby League is in fact a sport. … More What makes a sport a sport?
BY DAN Ricky Stuart has always struck me as the kind of person who thinks the best way to achieve anything is through hard work. And when that doesn’t work his response to my mind would be to simply work harder. That’s what makes his reported recent attempt to bring notorious former Raider Todd Carney … More Bringing Carney Back
BY DAN AND BEN The NRL released its 2018 draw yesterday. According to Fox Sports the Raiders have earned themselves an ‘easy’ draw. In fact the easiest in the competition. The last time this happened was 2016, which you might remember ended with the Raiders almost making the grand final. This draw has given Raiders … More What Does the Draw Mean?