Raiders Review: Can You Call That A Victory?

BY DAN To say the Canberra Raiders did just enough in their 24-16 victory over a weakened Sydney Roosters is an understatement. This was heart-in-the-mouth, food-from-the-stomach stuff. While the Raiders showed many positives in the first half, they allowed the Roosters to stay in the match until they almost stole the game. Standing back from the … More Raiders Review: Can You Call That A Victory?

Raiders Rumble! Raiders v Eels Rd 11 Preview

  BY ROB We’ve abandoned the usual format at the Rumble this week, as dire situations call for extreme measures. If the alarm bells weren’t ringing after the Bulldogs fiasco then they were definitely cranked up to eleven after the woeful display of insipid football against the Knights. I’ve done away with the segments focussing … More Raiders Rumble! Raiders v Eels Rd 11 Preview

Raiders Rumble 2017 – Rd 10 Raiders v Knights Preview

  BY ROB A lot happens in a fortnight, especially when the majority of the league gets the week off due to Rep round. Players get season ending injuries (Idris, Williams) or get done for shoving powdered line marker up their schnozzes (Kenny-Dowall, Proctor and Bromwich). If there is one team that has avoided all … More Raiders Rumble 2017 – Rd 10 Raiders v Knights Preview

Raiders Rumble 2017: Raiders v Bulldogs Round 9 Preview

  BY ROB Last week I opened the Rumble with the question “When does a winning streak begin?” The answer, apparently, is not now. The Raiders entered their round 8 clash with the Sea-Eagles powered by the confidence of three straight wins, confidence in turn gilded by Manly’s woeful opening against the Storm the previous round. … More Raiders Rumble 2017: Raiders v Bulldogs Round 9 Preview

Raiders Review: How To Fix A Broken Heart

BY DAN Friday’s 20-18 loss to the Manly Sea-Eagles was a microcosm of the Canberra Raiders 2017 season. Despite there being plenty to like – the play of Josh Papalii, the goal-line defence, the kicking game and the god-like existence of Jordan Rapana – the Raiders continue to exist at a not-quite-hitting-their-straps level. The flaws … More Raiders Review: How To Fix A Broken Heart