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by RTW
May 16, 2021, 8:53 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: This is not rugby league
Replies: 105
Views: 4436

Re: This is not rugby league

Rugby League is a collision sport, but while we see every player wearing a mouth guard to protect their teeth there are only a few who wear head gear to protect their heads. I don't have a problem with the rules to reduce contact with the head. The long term effects of multiple concussions can not ...
by RTW
May 8, 2021, 3:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 582
Views: 16194

Re: 2021 Rd 9 V Knights: Game Day

Dr Zaius wrote:Newcastle paying $10.

Load up people.
Fair call given our form of late but I heard a stat earlier this week that the last 23 times the knights trailed at half time they have lost.


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by RTW
April 15, 2021, 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2021 NRL Round 6: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 105
Views: 2824

Re: 2021 NRL Round 6: Teams and Game Day

Still hard to watch this game with any real interest you just know that Panthers are going to win and the alternative of actually cheering for the Broncos just leaves you feeling dirty


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by RTW
April 13, 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 622
Views: 27071

Re: Jarrod Croker

reckon crokes could show a bit of leadership and approach the coach about finding form in reggies. hes been off for a while now and i think we have the cattle to entertain the idea Can you actually see a player doing this though? I’m sure it must have happened at some point but I can’t think of an ...
by RTW
April 9, 2021, 10:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 356
Views: 15511

Re: 2020 Rd 6 V Eels: Teams and Previews

A **** back on the bench please Ricky. It is ridiculous to run the risk of having anyone of five players go down without any adequate cover for them. Just **** insane. It's not he's completely averse to it - we were playing with one there for most games last season until CHN showed up. If you don't...
by RTW
April 9, 2021, 10:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: CHN and Horsburgh
Replies: 213
Views: 7913

CHN and Horsburgh

Unpopular opinion but I am throwing it out- Horsburgh is massively overrated on this site. He has talent and is willing but he has limited control over his aggression which leads to poor discipline. In his 20 odd appearances he has far to many errors per game and his tackle efficiency would be down ...
by RTW
April 9, 2021, 10:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 948
Views: 23601

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

We were on top with our best 17. They got on top when we lost our fullback and had to shuffle things. I really think this sort of take is overly emotional I agree we're not quite on their level but we're not that far off. Rubbish. They made early errors and we were on top. We failed to take advanta...
by RTW
April 9, 2021, 10:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 948
Views: 23601

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

We're not as good a team as them. This game was not a blip. This was clear before this game actually, but crystal clear now We're in par with eels, maybe a whisker above. Next week would be interesting We were on top with our best 17. They got on top when we lost our fullback and had to shuffle thi...
by RTW
April 9, 2021, 9:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 948
Views: 23601

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

Makaveli wrote:Has Sticky ever addressed the team being very easily baited? Seems they want to blue at any given moment.

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by RTW
April 9, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 948
Views: 23601

2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

Go easy on Raps he cant play this position guys, couldnt do it in his prime, certainly cant now he's lost a lot Except flopping that late in a tackle had absolutely nothing to do with him playing fullback. Sheer stupidity Rapana is a stupid player plain and simple. Skilled and an effort man but stu...
by RTW
April 9, 2021, 9:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 948
Views: 23601

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

Couple of talking points: I personally can’t blame Hudson Young. If a second rower drops on my winger like that ( I thought contact was on head but regardless) I want a teammate that fires up a bit. 99/100 iT won’t end up in a penalty against you. CNK isn’t stopping that try, defence was too passive...
by RTW
April 9, 2021, 7:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day
Replies: 948
Views: 23601

Re: 2021 Rd 5 V Panthers: Game Day

If Starling is being kept then I don't want him to be playing with Hodgson on. This game will quite obviously test us - we'll be blowing. Being down a middle forward when you're struggling for players to take the ball up late in the game is far from ideal, especially when it's self inflicted. Agree...
by RTW
April 5, 2021, 8:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 786
Views: 38645

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

A quick scan of starting fullbacks this year. I don’t think Isaako, Will Kennedy or Daine Laurie would be on too much. Dogs have a bunch of possible fullbacks with Meaney, Allen and DWZ. No idea what those guys are being paid. I think other than Meaney and Will Kennedy the others are in decent coin...
by RTW
April 5, 2021, 4:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 786
Views: 38645

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

I can’t remember what we signed CNK for but would it be true in saying that he would be close to the lowest paid starting fullback in the comp? In a position that some teams are paying huge chunks of the salary comp we are certainly getting a good return on our investment. If we were to upgrade we ...
by RTW
April 5, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2021
Replies: 786
Views: 38645

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2021

I can’t remember what we signed CNK for but would it be true in saying that he would be close to the lowest paid starting fullback in the comp? In a position that some teams are paying huge chunks of the salary comp we are certainly getting a good return on our investment. If we were to upgrade we w...
by RTW
April 5, 2021, 7:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 622
Views: 27071

Re: Jarrod Croker

I love Croker don't get me wrong, but you don't win comps with slow centres that are defensively suspect. Great goal kicker, great club man and a likeable all round good bloke. But at some stage he will get the tap on the shoulder. And I think Ricky will give him until mid season to see if he can g...
by RTW
April 4, 2021, 9:28 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 5 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 178
Views: 10735

2020 Rd 5 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

I'm not 100% sure what Lui brings to the team...I'd bring Horsburgh into the side instead What does Lui bring? Not drink driving in the off season. I am a fan of Hors and even thought he was a smoky for origin last year before he got injured but his tackle efficiency is poor and he has far to many ...
by RTW
April 4, 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 4 V Titans: Fans' Choice Player of the Year
Replies: 47
Views: 1563

Re: 2021 Rd 4 V Titans: Fans' Choice Player of the Year

3. Sutton was busy all night and attracted plenty of defensive numbers every carry whilst maintaining a nice quick play the ball. 2. CNK was busy all night so deserved the points. It is hard to be critical of someone who was getting us on the front foot with his carries but I would actually like to ...
by RTW
April 4, 2021, 8:51 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 4 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 545
Views: 13793

Re: 2021 Rd 4 V Titans: Game Day

History shows time and time again that the best defensive teams win the competition. We have proven that we can defend (with exception the second half v the Warriors for obvious reasons).In both last nights game and the sharks game we repeatedly turned teams away on our goal line. Year after year th...
by RTW
April 3, 2021, 6:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2021 Rd 4 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 545
Views: 13793

Re: 2021 Rd 4 V Titans: Game Day

irvste wrote:Makes for boring viewing these lopsided matches I've already switched to something else a couple of times this year but I otherwise watch a lot of the other games

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by RTW
March 30, 2021, 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Rugby League 2021
Replies: 254
Views: 10260

Re: Rugby League 2021

I don’t understand why they just don’t introduce a mandatory stand down period like they use in NSW cup. If your player fails the HIA you are welcome to use an 18th man but the injured player must sit out for 10 days ( it is 14 in NSW cup). If the 18th man was going to make that much of a difference...
by RTW
March 24, 2021, 8:24 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Rugby League 2021
Replies: 254
Views: 10260

Re: Rugby League 2021

Get Matt Seers on the other wing!


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by RTW
March 19, 2021, 8:07 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2021 NRL Round 2: Teams and Game Day
Replies: 160
Views: 3548

Re: 2021 NRL Round 2: Teams and Game Day

As much as I have loved seeing the Broncos fall to pieces in the first two rounds. I can’t fathom the fact that they are the prime time match 5 out of the first 6 rounds.

It will soon get boring.


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by RTW
February 24, 2021, 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Brisbane Broncos 2021
Replies: 98
Views: 4020

Re: Brisbane Broncos 2021

If Corey Parker ever demonstrated his ability to analyse rugby league I’d be shocked at his sacking. You only have to watch his tired and cliched analysis of Raiders games to know he doesn’t have an original thought or insight in his head. Indeed. Begs the question of why he was there in the first ...
by RTW
February 12, 2021, 8:09 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders Junior Representatives
Replies: 363
Views: 21217

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders Junior Representatives

greeneyed wrote:One player has already signed with a Sydney club... that simply shouldn't happen.
Do the articles release the names of the sacked players?


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by RTW
January 17, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders Junior Representatives
Replies: 363
Views: 21217

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders Junior Representatives

Trial results Harold Matthews Illawarra Steelers 16 defeated Canberra Raiders 8 SG Ball Illawarra Steelers 24 defeated Canberra Raiders 12 Report from the ground was that conditions were very hot and windy, not a lot of stand outs for the Raiders. Understand there’ll be further trials next weekend ...
by RTW
January 17, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders Junior Representatives
Replies: 363
Views: 21217

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders Junior Representatives

Trial results Harold Matthews Illawarra Steelers 16 defeated Canberra Raiders 8 SG Ball Illawarra Steelers 24 defeated Canberra Raiders 12 Report from the ground was that conditions were very hot and windy, not a lot of stand outs for the Raiders. Understand there’ll be further trials next weekend ...
by RTW
January 16, 2021, 6:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2021 Canberra Raiders Junior Representatives
Replies: 363
Views: 21217

Re: 2021 Canberra Raiders Junior Representatives

Junior representative trials this Saturday between the Canberra Raiders and Illawarra Steelers at Goulburn Arena. Tarsha Gale 10:00am Harold Matthews 11:15am SG Ball 12:30pm any live streams or is anyone able to do a report on the games. I’m interested to hear how a couple of the Brisbane boys go. ...
by RTW
January 5, 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: New Zealand Warriors 2021
Replies: 26
Views: 1170

Re: New Zealand Warriors 2021

I’m surprised they didn’t base themselves in Redcliffe. They have an affiliation with them now and QLD is less effected by lockdowns.


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by RTW
December 29, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 20705
Views: 879967

Re: The Cricket Thread

Khawaja is a ready made test batsman plus has Shield runs under his belt this year. Pointless bringing in a failed test batsman for another go when you have a successful one in form and available. That said none of them would justify dropping Head to bring in. While Head might be frustrating at lea...
by RTW
December 11, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders coach Ricky Stuart praises new NRL rule changes
Replies: 85
Views: 4688

Re: NRL announces rule changes to make game more entertaining

Of all the changes I am most disappointing in the play the ball for kicks into touch.

The best halves have always used kicking to control the speed of the game and it is a shame this is taken away from them.


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by RTW
November 20, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Ex Raiders... where are they now?
Replies: 2681
Views: 366401

Re: Ex Raiders... where are they now?

Andre Niko has been given a train and trial spot at the Titans.


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by RTW
October 25, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2020
Replies: 2485
Views: 346188

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2020

I agree with Naden as he can play both centre and wing. If not him James Roberts might be worth a punt - a high risk one I’d admit. The thing with Roberts also is that we could potentially deal with Souths (we have an over abundance of middle forwards and that is probably their weak point) Can't st...
by RTW
October 25, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: AFL Thread
Replies: 2716
Views: 242226

Re: AFL Thread

Tried to watch it but couldn’t. Really doesn’t do much for me as a sport.


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by RTW
October 19, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Dally M Medal
Replies: 151
Views: 9071

Re: 2020 Dally M Medal

Apparently Telegraph accidentally released an article early and have leaked the winner.


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